If you are experiencing redness, pain, or swelling around your nail, you may have an ingrown toenail. Improperly fitting shoes, genetic nail shape, or trimming of the nail are usually to blame for this condition.
At the Harwood Foot Clinic, we provide a permanent solution to ingrown toenails. This involves a procedure performed in the office. Local anaesthetic is applied to the toe, then the edge of the nail is cut and removed (known as a partial nail avulsion). A chemical is then applied to the root of the nail, so that only the ingrown portion of the nail no longer grows back. This procedure is not painful, and is highly successful.
Does your child suffer from ingrown toenails? Harwood Foot Clinic offers full service family foot care.