Ingrown toenails are generally caused by poor nail-cutting technique, abnormal nail shape or poorly fitted footwear.
What are the symptoms of an ingrowing toenail?
Early on, the skin around the ingrowing nail may become reddened and feel slightly tender. If it progresses and becomes infected, it may become more swollen, red and painful. If the infection gets worse, there may be some yellow or green fluid (pus) oozing from around the nail. It will become even more painful and there may be an overgrowth of skin around the nail.
What is the treatment for an ingrowing toenail?
Ingrowing toenails are usually treated by a qualified foot specialist.
Prevention of ingrown toenails
Ways of avoiding ingrown toenails include:
Our Podofix brace technique method consists of a brace constructed to fit the curved plate exactly. At one selected point a minute adjustment- a slight bend is made to the brace and it is fitted to the nail plate. As the nail plate is weaker than the stainless steel wire, the nail plate conforms to the brace. In the months that follow, a series of adjustments are made and almost imperceptibly the curvature decreases.
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