Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are a common, painful condition.

Any of your toenails can become ingrown, but the problem usually affects the big toe.

It’s so important to seek expert help ASAP. Don’t try to remedy the situation at home!

Self-administered treatment often leads to painful infections and other complications so please consult with a Podiatrist, the sooner the better.

What causes Ingrown Toenails?

An ingrown toenail is caused when the corners of the nail grow into the skin. This leads to pain, inflammation and if untreated, infection. There are varying causes for ingrown toenails, such as:

  • Incorrect nail clipping technique
  • Incorrect nail clipping technique
  • Unusual nail curvature
  • Trauma to the area
  • Tight footwear
  • Tight fitting socks or stockings
  • Friction with adjacent toe
  • Hereditary/ genetic factors

Signs of you have an ingrown toenail:

  • Feeling of the nail growing into your skin
  • Redness around your toenail
  • Pain or tenderness along one or both sides of your nail
  • Your ingrown toenail begins to pus
  • The pain becomes worse

Our treatments at Moreland Podiatry vary depending on the root cause of your ingrown toenail. Whatever treatment option is recommended by our Podiatrist, you will be able to walk straight out with minimal disruption to your day to day life.

Feel free to contact our clinic on (03) 9383 6633 if you have any concerns regarding ingrown toenails. Our knowledgeable staff are happy to help.

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions regarding ingrown toenails, make an appointment with Moreland Podiatry to discuss your options. Contact our friendly and expert staff on (03) 9383 6633 or book online.

412 Moreland Road
Brunswick West VIC 3055
Phone: (03) 9383 6633
Fax: (03) 9383 6640

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