An ingrown nail can be excruciatingly painful, frustrating and dangerous. It occurs when the nail starts cutting into the skin next to the nail, causing pain, redness, inflammation and potential infection.
Treatments can range from conservative treatment to surgical correction. Conservative treatment involves reducing the nail and clearing the borders. Permanent correction of ingrown nails is a very commonly performed procedure here in our clinic. It offers permanent relief of a very painful problem that sometimes lingers for years.
You can read more about what causes ingrown toenails here, and about surgically removing ingrown toenails here.