Acute and Chronic Ingrown Toe Nails

Acute and Chronic Ingrown Toenails: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ingrown toenails are a common foot condition that can cause pain, discomfort, and even infection if left untreated. As a podiatrist, it is essential to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available for acute and chronic ingrown toenails. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about these two conditions.

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Causes of Acute and Chronic Ingrown Toenails

Acute and chronic ingrown toenails are caused by the toenail growing into the surrounding skin. Some common causes include:

  1. Poor nail cutting: Cutting the toenails too short or rounding the edges can cause the nail to grow into the skin.
  2. Tight shoes: Shoes that are too tight can cause pressure on the toes, leading to ingrown toenails.
  3. Trauma: Injuries to the toenail or surrounding area can cause the nail to grow abnormally.

 

Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Ingrown Toenails

The symptoms of acute and chronic ingrown toenails can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Some common symptoms include:

  1. Pain or tenderness around the affected toenail
  2. Redness and swelling
  3. Warmth and drainage
  4. Infection in severe cases

 

Treatment Options for Acute and Chronic Ingrown Toenails

As a podiatrist, it is important to understand the treatment options available for acute and chronic ingrown toenails. Some common treatment options include:

  • Soaking: Soaking the affected toe in warm water can help reduce pain and swelling.
  • Antibiotics: Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat infections caused by ingrown toenails.
  • Partial Nail Avulsion: Partial nail avulsion is a surgical procedure where a portion of the affected toenail is removed to relieve pain and prevent recurrence.
  • Orthotics: Orthotics can be used to relieve pressure on the toes and prevent the development of ingrown toenails.

Providing Treatment for Acute and Chronic Ingrown Toenails

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we understand the pain and discomfort that acute and chronic ingrown toenails can cause. That’s why we offer a range of treatment options to help alleviate pain and prevent recurrence.

Our experienced podiatrists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get on the path to healthy, pain-free feet.

This page is intended for informational use only and not medical advise. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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