INGROWN FOOT NAILS

INGROWN FOOT NAILS OVERVIEW

Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of your nails grow into the skin next to the nail. Your big toe is most likely to get an ingrown toenail.

You can treat ingrown toenails at home. However, they can cause complications that might require medical treatment. Your risk of complications is higher if you have diabetes or other conditions that cause poor circulation.

INGROWN FOOT NAILS SYMPTOMS

Ingrown toenails can be painful, and they usually worsen in stages.

Early-stage symptoms include:

  • Skin next to the nail becoming tender, swollen, or hard
  • Pain when pressure is placed on the toe
  • Fluid building up around the toe

If your toe becomes infected, symptoms may include:

  • Red, swollen skin
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Oozing pus
  • Overgrowth of skin around the toe

WHAT CAUSES INGROWN FOOT NAILS?

Ingrown toenails occur in both men and women. According to the National Health Services (NHS), ingrown toenails may be more common in people with sweaty feet, such as teenagers. Older people may also be at higher risk because toenails thicken with age.

Many things can cause an ingrown toenail, including:

  • Cutting toenails incorrectly (Cut straight across, since angling the sides of the nail can encourage the nail to grow into the skin.)
    irregular, curved toenails
  • Footwear that places a lot of pressure on the big toes, such as socks and stockings that are too tight or shoes that are too tight, narrow, or flat for your feet
  • Toenail injury, including stubbing your toe, dropping something heavy on your foot, or kicking a ball repeatedly
    poor posture
  • Improper foot hygiene, such as not keeping your feet clean or dry
  • Genetic predisposition

INGROWN FOOT NAILS COMPLICATIONS

If left untreated, an ingrown toenail infection can cause an infection in the bone in your toe. A toenail infection can also lead to foot ulcers, or open sores, and a loss of blood flow to the infected area. Tissue decay and tissue death at the site of infection are possible.

A foot infection can be more serious if you have diabetes. Even a small cut, scrape, or ingrown toenail may quickly become infected due to the lack of blood flow and nerve sensitivity. See your doctor right away if you have diabetes and are concerned about an ingrown toenail infection.

If you have a genetic predisposition to ingrown toenails, they may keep coming back or appear on multiple toes at once. Your quality of life may be affected by pain, infections, and other painful foot issues that require multiple treatments or surgeries. In this case, your doctor may recommend a partial or full matrixectomy to remove the toenails causing chronic pain. Read more about foot care and diabetes.

About Foot Comfort Services

Best Foot Clinic - Hospital in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Wah Cantt. All aspects of footcare can be treated. Alongside care involving treatment of nails or removal of corns and callous, we can also provide surgical removal of ingrowing toenails and specialist assessment and treatment of lower limb pain and other problems.

At Foot Comfort Services Clinic our staff are dedicated to identifying and solving a large range of problems. Our innovative approach ensures you and your feet will be well taken care of

Contact Details

Office # 7, 1st Floor, Al Babar Center, F-8 Markaz, Islamabad.

+92 300 5197848, +92 301 8555922

051 2255490

info@footcomfortservices.com

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