What are Ingrowing and Damaged Toenails?

For such a small problem, ingrowing toenails are quite painful, and it happens when the corner or edge of your toenail curves grows into the surrounding skin. This may cause pain, redness, swelling and infection. They usually occur on the big toes.

The leading causes are hereditary factors such as a fleshy toes, incurvated nail or damage to the nail root. Poor nail cutting and tight shoes are aggravating factors.

On some occasions, there are other conditions associated with ingrowing nails: including tumours, bone spurs and toe deformities that will also need to be addressed to have a successful outcome