These are toenails that are growing into the folds of the skin, or digging into the skin causing pain, redness and inflammation in the toes. It often occurs in the big toes.

Podiatrists in Narre Warren at The Fresh Foot Centre often see this condition and can help you with a solution. Causes

– “picking at the nails”, – abnormal nail shape, – trauma – such as dropping something on your toe or stubbing your toe which alters the nail growth plate. – Footwear- don’t wear shoes that are too tight or narrow as it can aggravate the area. – genetics often it is inherited – Cutting your toe nails too short or not cutting them properly.

These are toenails that are growing into the folds of the skin, or digging into the skin causing pain, redness and inflammation in the toes. It often occurs in the big toes.

Podiatrists in Narre Warren at The Fresh Foot Centre often see this condition and can help you with a solution.

How do Podiatrists treat this condition?

If the ingrown toe nail is ingrown, podiatrists can conservatively manage it. We can remove the ingrown toe nail in the consult and give you instant pain relief.

However, in some cases when a nail is chronically ingrown and painful, a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) may be required. This is done under local anesthetic and we remove the nail matrix/root with a chemical to prevent the ingrown toe nail from growing back. This procedure has a 90% success rate and is very popular. The most pain relief you would need is Panadol.

Ingrown Toenail

Preventing ingrown toe nails: HOT TIP! Cut toenails in a fairly straight line, and don’t cut them too short. Don’t dig the clippers into the sides of the nails to try cut the ‘edges.’ that will increase your risks of developing ingrown toe nails.
Broken Fingernail

How do Podiatrists treat this condition?

If the ingrown toe nail is ingrown, podiatrists can conservatively manage it. We can remove the ingrown toe nail in the consult and give you instant pain relief.

However, in some cases when a nail is chronically ingrown and painful, a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) may be required. This is done under local anesthetic and we remove the nail matrix/root with a chemical to prevent the ingrown toe nail from growing back. This procedure has a 90% success rate and is very popular. The most pain relief you would need is Panadol.

Preventing ingrown toe nails: HOT TIP! Cut toenails in a fairly straight line, and don’t cut them too short. Don’t dig the clippers into the sides of the nails to try cut the ‘edges.’ that will increase your risks of developing ingrown toe nails.