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Ingrown toenails Treatment

Ingrown toenails treatment

Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of the toenail grows into the skin, causing pain, redness, and inflammation. If left untreated, they can lead to infections and other complications. At Podiatry Africa, we provide a range of ingrown toenails treatment options to help alleviate your discomfort and prevent further complications.

Our podiatrists perform a thorough assessment of your ingrown toenail to determine the best course of treatment. We may recommend conservative treatments such as soaking the affected toe in warm water, wearing open-toed shoes, or using over-the-counter pain relievers. If these treatments are not effective, we may recommend a minor surgical procedure to remove the ingrown portion of the nail.

We understand that every patient’s needs are different, which is why we take a personalized approach to every ingrown toenails treatment we provide. Our experienced podiatrists prioritize your comfort and safety, ensuring that your treatment is as pain-free as possible.

What causes Ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails occur when the edges of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and inflammation

Incorrect Trimming

Trimming your toenails incorrectly, such as rounding the edges or cutting them too short, can cause the nail to grow into the skin and lead to an ingrown toenail.

Tight Shoes

Wearing shoes that are too tight or too small can put pressure on the toenail, causing it to grow into the skin and lead to an ingrown toenail.


Trauma to the toe, such as stubbing it or dropping something heavy on it, can cause the toenail to grow into the skin and lead to an ingrown toenail.


Some people may be more prone to developing ingrown toenails due to genetic factors that cause the nails to grow in a curved or irregular shape.

Sweaty Feet

Excessive sweating can soften the skin around the toenail, making it easier for the nail to grow into the skin and lead to an ingrown toenail.

Poor Foot Hygiene

Poor foot hygiene, such as not washing your feet regularly or wearing dirty socks, can increase the risk of developing an ingrown toenail by allowing bacteria to thrive and cause infection.


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