December 14, 2012

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

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Ingrown toenails are a common problem, affecting people of all ages, and something we see on a daily basis.

In 2011, The Podiatry Practice decided to develop a special clinic to provide comprehensive management of acute and chronic ingrown toenails to address what appeared to be a real lack of clinical services for this problem. The Ingrown Toenail Centre is a service delivered by our podiatrists to assess and treat these problems from start to finish.  Click here visit The Ingrown Toenail Centre website.

Ingrown toenails are characterised by pain along the edge of the toenail in the groove that the nail edge sits (the sulcus) which is often accompanied by an infection of the soft tissues around the nail.

In rare instances ingrown toenails can lead to serious infections that can affect the bones in the toe and lead to long term use of antibiotics. Commonly the ingrown toenail has some degree of deformity in it which is usually related to an old injury or congenital problem and this becomes the basis for ongoing and recurrent toenail pain and nail infections. For more information, visit The Ingrown Toenail Centre website.

 

ingrown-toenail Ingrown toenails are characterised by pain along the edge of the toenail in the groove that the nail edge sits (the sulcus) which is often accompanied by an infection of the soft tissues around the nail.
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