What are ingrown toenails? What possible treatments are there?
A fairly common condition, ingrown toenails usually afflict the big toes though sometimes they occur in the other toes as well. Seeking treatments can alleviate the individual from the immense swelling, bleeding and pain that comes. Ingrown toenails, if left without treatment, have the potential to develop infections. Some may be able to treat their ingrown toenail at home but spreading pain and dull aching are common signs that you should seek treatment immediately. The Family Podiatry Centre offers ingrown toenail treatments in Malaysia as well as in neighbouring Singapore.
How are ingrown toenails formed?
By cutting down the side of your toenail, a sharp nail spike can be created. The spike grows into the side wall (sulci) of the toenail and causes a significant amount of pain. An infection can then develop, making it very tender.
Ingrown toenails can affect anyone – poor quality, loose fitting shoes or improper feet grooming can aggravate the toenail leading to a need for treatment. However, people who suffer from diabetes and heart problems should take ingrown toenail treatment seriously because ignoring it can lead to complications. Serious complications, if left untreated, can endanger them and risk their limbs.
It is good practice to cut your toenails straight across and never down the side. The picture shows a nail spike being removed.
Suffering from an ingrown toenail? Seek treatment in Malaysia
If you are suffering from the pain of an ingrown toenail, you may seek treatment from our centre. Our clinics in Malaysia and Singapore offer a wide range of pain relief services. Some of our treatments include relief for corns, warts, bunions and fungal nail infections.