Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenails are a common problem we see in both children and adults. Ingrown toenails can be very painful and chronic if left untreated and result in a secondary bacterial infection, causing it to be red and swollen. There are a variety of treatments available depending on the cause of the pain and inflammation.

Ingrown toe nails can occur due to a variety of reasons including nail shape and poor toenail cutting technique. For
some patients treatment can be simply removing the portion of the nail that is digging in and can usually be done quickly and relatively painlessly. Often relief is immediate and with the right advice can sometimes be resolved
permanently.

For ingrown toenails which are chronic or due to nail shape this might require regular visits to maintain nail shape or a permanent solution of nail surgery can be discussed with your podiatrist.

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Kerry Hunter Podiatry is a home visiting Podiatry service covering Central and West FifeDuring each podiatry appointment I will provide preventative care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of problems affecting the feet and lower limbs.

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