Ingrowing Toenail

What is an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender. The toe may also be painful when pressure is placed on it. The big toe is most likely to be affected, either on one or on both sides.

What are ingrown toenail symptoms?

Ingrown toenails may be painful and worsen in stages. Symptoms may include:

What are the possible treatment options for ingrowing toenails?

Dr Cooper will do a physical examination of your toenail and the surrounding skin. Depending on the condition of your toe, the surgeon may recommend one of the following: