Ingrown Toenails (Onychocryptosis)

Ingrown Toenails (Onychocryptosis)

An ingrown nail occurs when a piece of the nail forms a jagged edge and begins to protrude into the surrounding tissue as the nail grows. Ingrown toenails are one of the most common reasons to visit a podiatrist. They may occur as a result of incorrect nail cutting, direct trauma to the area, running or wearing tight footwear or may even be due to a genetic predisposition where the nails are too wide or curl in at the corners.

Ingrown toenails should be treated immediately to prevent infection from occurring. Antibiotics are generally not a permanent solution to the problem. The nail spicule must be removed, if not removed it will not allow the wound to close and the area is likely to become infected or painful again.

At Penrith Podiatry Foot & Ankle Clinic we can help:

  • Remove the piece of ingrowing nail and relieve the painCutting and filing the nail to promote the nail to grow out past the skin fold and prevent reoccurrence
  • In severe cases a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) surgical procedure is performed

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