Cure Your Toe Nails From Ingrown

An ingrown toe nail is a condition in which the edge of the nail cuts into the flesh, this condition occurs most frequently in the big toe and may affect one or both sides of the nail. Initially it may only cause a little discomfort but as the nail grows deeper into the flesh the toe usually becomes infected and very painful. The skin becomes irritated, red, shiny and swollen with a throbbing pain and the toe is painful to touch.

Certainly the first line of defense for this condition is good supporting shoes which have a wide toe box and a low heel. Nail softeners can be used to help the nail from piercing the skin but for successful treatment of an ingrown toe nail it is advisable to visit your local State Registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist. They will be able to treat the condition and give you advice on how to manage and avoid the problem reoccurring. If the condition is painful enough and non-responsive to conservative treatment, then surgical correction is indicated.

An ingrown toenail is a serious condition for people with impaired circulation, diabetes or other systemic diseases should seek treatment from a State Registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist or your family doctor.

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