Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe. Common ingrown toenail causes include: Wearing shoes that crowd your toenails, cutting your toenails too short or not straight across, injuring your toenail or just having unusually curved toenails.
Left untreated or undetected, an ingrown toenail can infect the underlying bone and lead to a serious bone infection. Complications can be especially severe if you have diabetes, which can cause poor blood flow and damage nerves in your feet. So a minor foot injury — a cut, scrape, corn, callus or ingrown toenail — may not heal properly and become infected.
INGROWN TOE NAIL CORRECTION BRACE
We apply a thin, narrow, leaf spring plastic strip glued into place across the nail, correcting the curvature of the nail as it grows, and allowing the painful nail fold to heal. This procedure has brought ongoing relief to innumerable patients.