Ingrown toenails are a painful inflammation of the toes. The nail grows into the lateral nail bed, injures it and loosens the inflammation. With professional medical foot care and special nail clips or small surgical procedures, even severely ingrown nails can be treated well.
Ingrown toenails are a relatively common, unpleasant inflammation of the feet. They can sometimes cause severe pain. Anyone who has ever had an ingrown nail knows what strong, often stabbing pain such a small nail can cause. In most cases the big toe is affected. This is because it is exposed to the strongest pressure from both the toenail and the shoe. The process is triggered by too much stress on the lateral area of the toe. This can be caused by tight shoes or sports, but also by heavy perspiration and incorrect cutting of the toe. The squeeze on the edge of the nail presses the nail into the nail fold, where it grows into the sensitive skin and causes an inflammation.
If the ingrown toenail is not treated in time, a purulent, highly painful inflammation, accompanied by severe pain, can develop. Because the nail continues to grow as a matter of fact, these complaints do not disappear on their own. In an advanced stage they require medical clarification before they can be cured by targeted medical foot care. Especially for stubborn, round-growing toes, special nail clips have proven to be effective, which bring the nail into shape without having to trim or even remove it.
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