Ingrown toenails occur when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin, most commonly at the side of the Big toe, but can also occur in the smaller toes as well. The site where the nail is digging into the skin is usually red and inflamed, sometimes infected, but nearly always painful. As the condition worsens the toe can become swollen and will commonly bleed and discharge, which is often accompanied by an unpleasant smell.
If left untreated serious infection complications can occur interfering with your work and lifestyle.
Removing the offending nail is a simple task for an experienced Podiatrist since we have specially designed tools and local anaesthetic .