Redness, swelling and inflammation are the main symptoms of an ingrowing toenail. In bad cases, a localised bacterial infection can be found at the area. An ingrowing toenail can cause so much pain, it makes walking and wearing closed toed shoes very uncomfortable.
Early treatment is key, if a podiatrist treats the toe early on, they can alleviate the problem straight away. However, if left too long this may not be possible due to the tenderness of the area, leaving surgery as the only option.
JKH Healthcare have cured and treated thousands of ingrown toenails in both adults and children. While we will always strive to act precautionary and prevent the problem from getting worse, do not suffer in silence. Usually, patients return to work or school the next day after treatment in comfort.