An ingrown toenail is pain or discomfort when part of the nail, usually the side, rubs against the skin. This can cause redness, irritation, inflammation, pain and often infection if the nail penetrates the skin. Pain can begin as minor discomfort and progress to excruciating if infected.
Treatment provided by podiatrists at the Mt Waverley Foot Clinic can have dramatic results, often with instant relief from cleaning and removal of the offending spike/section of penetrating nail. Regular appointments are a conservative approach to treatment which reduces the likelihood of repeated pain and problems. In rare cases, minor surgical intervention may be required, involving partial nail removal, however this can be done in the chair and has a quick recovery time.