Ingrown Thicken Toenails Treatment in Adelaide
The ingrown toenails is a common condition and affects thousands of Australians on a regular basis.
An ingrown toenail happens when a side of the nail moves down and pushes into the surrounding skin area. Though it can affect any toe, the big toe is typically affected. It is natural for the ingrown nail to thicken and become swollen. When it becomes inflammatory and is left untreated, it can also affect the bone underneath.
Symptoms of Ingrown Toenails
People who encounter this condition often show the following signs and symptoms:
- Thickening of the affected area, with hardened skin
- Redness and pain
- Presence of fluid and pus when the area develops an infection.
- Difficulty while walking
Causes of ingrown toenails
Our team of podiatric experts diagnosed many cases of ingrown toenails and have arrived at the following common causes that lead ingrown toenails:
Wearing shoes and socks that are too tight can suffocate and put pressure on your toenails.
Injury to the toes or even tearing the corners of your toenails can lead to ingrown thickened toenails.
People who tend to develop sweating in the feet area suffer from this condition more commonly because toenails can dig in and penetrate easily into the soft skin.
People with fat-shaped toenails or the ones with naturally curved sides are more susceptible to this condition.
Older population especially diabetics and the ones with motility issues have this condition.
Treatment for ingrown toenails
Most people tend to ignore ingrown toenails even when the area has become thickened and inflamed. Inflammation can be an indicator of various health problems as well as cracked heels. So, it helps to get expert help for your toenail condition.
Our team of qualified, experienced podiatrists works with patients to find out the exact cause of ingrown toenails. We will work on a proper treatment plan based on your symptoms and specific causes, also considering your medical history.
The treatment can include resection and thinning of the nail, nail scraping and surgical removal of the nail. Proper feet management practices, fungal nail also form part of our treatment, so that you do not have the problem agai.
Frequently Asked Questions for Ingrown Thicken Toenails
The goal is to medically treat your ingrown thickened toenail, so that the condition doesn’t worsen, and your toes remain smooth and healthy once again.
If you want to effectively treat and solve your problem of ingrown thickened toenails, so that they look aesthetic once again with any irritation, infection, and discomfort in the area, click on this link to book an appointment with one of our experts.