Your feet – Ingrown toenails
An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection.
Often, you can take care of ingrown toenails on your own. If the pain is severe or spreading, however, your Podiatrist can take steps to relieve your discomfort and help you avoid complications of an ingrown toenail.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you’re at greater risk of complications from an ingrown toenail.
Posted on April 19, 2011, in Your feet and tagged Auckland, Conditions and Diseases, diabetes, feet, Health, Home visits, infection of foot, Ingrown nail, Ingrown Toenails, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Nail (anatomy), New Lynne, Orewa, pain in foot, Podiatrist, podiatry, poor circulation, redness in foot, Remuera, swelling in foot, toenails grown into flesh of toe, Westgate. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.