What are they and what are the symptoms?
An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grows into the surrounding skin. What often happens is that the nail curls and pierces into the skin. Often seen in the big toe it can affect both sides of the nail.
Symptoms can include:
- inflammation of the skin at the end of the toe
- exudate or pus coming from the affected area
What causes them?
Common causes are:
- incorrectly cut toenails
- shape of the toenail
- tight-fitting shoes, socks and hosiery
- excessive sweating or poor foot hygiene
- nail infections
What is the treatment?
Sheridan Foot Health will undertake a full foot health assessment and a treatment plan will be devised to suit your individual needs and requirements. The painful nail will be cut to relieve the pressure on the nail bed itself and appropriate creams applied to the affected areas. If the area is noticeably infected on examination then a referral will be made to your doctor for prescribed medication prior to any further treatments.
How do I book an appointment?
Contact the team on 02392 388149 or 07795 522700 for a consultation and treatment.