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Ingrown Toenails

Overview

    • Look For

    • Ingrowth of the nail into the medial or lateral nail fold, which may be associated with erythema, tenderness and / or purulent exudate.
    • Risk Factors for Ingrown Toenails

    • External pressure - poor footwear, poor foot posture, poor nail trimming
    • Internal pressure - subungal tumour, phalangeal deformities, inflammation, arthropathy
    • Systemic disease - obesity, thyroid disease, oedema
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