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An ingrown toenail occurs when the edges or corners of a nail grow into the skin next to the nail. If left untreated a nasty infection can follow.
When the nail grows into the skin surrounding the nail it can be very painful. Big toes are the most common toes to develop ingrown toe nails and athletes can be prone to this.
There are typically 2 stages of an ingrown toenail, which can be classified as early stage and the infected stage. Once the toenail becomes infected pain can increase dramatically.
Infected ingrown toenail symptoms may include:
Ingrown toenails are usually diagnosed by the naked eye and pain response tests. An ingrown toenail will typically be visible to a podiatrist.
Medical imaging tests such as X-rays may be used to confirm the diagnosis.
Home treatment for ingrown toenails to prevent the nail from worsening includes:
If you have any questions in regards to this condition do not hesitate to call our team to arrange an appointment.
For more information on how Podiatry can help you, or to book an appointment at our Doreen and Reservoir locations, contact us on (03) 9442 2912
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Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Reservoir
663 Plenty Rd, Reservoir VIC 3073
Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Doreen
Level 1, 107/95 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, VIC 3754