Ingrowing toenails can be painful and unattractive. If left untreated, they can adversely impact on your daily activities and wellbeing. Although they most commonly affect the big toenails, they can also occur on any of the other toenails.
Ingrowing nails are caused by skin impinging on the margins of the nail as a result of badly cut or misshapen nails growing into the surrounding skin. Some ingrowing toenails are a chronic problem with repeated episodes of pain, inflammation, and infection.
Once the nail has cut through the skin, the potential for infection is very high, leading to extreme pain and discomfort. At The Farnham Foot Clinic, we can provide effective treatment for ingrowing nails.