An ingrown toenail is a common condition accounting for 20% of all foot problems in primary care
. It can develop in any nails but often affects the big toenails. If you have such a condition, then you’re probably experiencing discomfort, especially when you move around.
Fortunately, ingrown toenails can easily be avoided and, if caught early, managed at home to prevent further pain and discomfort. But if it has already become infected, it’s time to seek the help of your trusted podiatrist.
Seeking medical care for a seemingly harmless ingrown toenail may seem excessive. But if left untreated, an infection might develop in the affected nail, which can cause extreme pain and mobility problems. Additionally, an infection can cause serious complications, especially if you have an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes or poor blood circulation.
How to Treat Ingrown Toenails