Ingrown nails, are nails whose corners dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. At times there can be pus drainage and proud flesh as well.

Usually, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes, however, one or both corners curve and grow into the flesh. The big toe is the most common location for this condition, but other toes can also become affected.

We can evaluate and review how to manage the condition. Often times a nail procedure may be necessary and involves removal of the ingrown portion of the nail and or we may prescribe a topical or oral medication to treat the infection. If ingrown nails are a chronic problem, we can perform a procedure to permanently prevent the nail from ingrowing again by removing a small section of the nail and applying a chemical to where the nail grows. This procedure can offer immediate relief of pain and often return to activities and shoe gear the next day.