17 10 / 2018

Dangers of Ignoring your Ingrown Toenail

By | October 17th, 2018|

Ingrown toenails can be treated at home, but they can also cause complications which might require medical attention. When Ingrown toenails left untreated, it may cause an infection in the bone in your toe. The infection may cause: Foot ulcers Open sores Lowering blood flow to the infected area. The loss of blood flow may [...]

12 10 / 2018

What to Do with your Ingrown Toenail Pain with No Infection

By | October 12th, 2018|

Ingrown toenails cause pain, redness, and eventually infection. If your ingrown toenail has not infected yet, there are some things you can try at home. Soak in salted water Soak the toenail in warm water with Epsom salts or a mild detergent. You can apply antibiotic cream afterward. Clip the nail After soaking your nail [...]

11 10 / 2018

Different Types of Ingrown Toenail

By | October 11th, 2018|

Ingrown toenails are a common condition among youth and adults. A general definition of the Ingrown toenail is a condition in which the corner of the nail grows into the skin adjacent to the nail, but there are actually several types of ingrown toenails. They can be distinguished by the direction of the nail growth [...]

10 10 / 2018

Pincer Nail vs Ingrown Nail

By | October 10th, 2018|

A pincer nail (Omega nails) is considered the most painful type of an ingrown nail. Pincer nails are characterized as excessive curving of the nail plate that causes the nail to pinch into the skins adjacent to the nail. There are a couple of factors that separate the pincer nail from the classic ingrown nail. [...]

8 10 / 2018

Toenail Pain: Differential Diagnosis and How to Manage

By | October 8th, 2018|

Nail pain can be caused by varieties of reasons, which leads to different diagnoses. Today we will compare 4 conditions that cause pain in your toenail. Paronychia This is an infection of the skin next to a nail. This is a common cause of pain, and the common underlying cause of paronychia is Ingrown Toenails. [...]

3 10 / 2018

Do’s and Dont’s Home treatments for Ingrown Toenails

By | October 3rd, 2018|

DO: Cut nails in a straight line, and avoid cutting them too short (for reference you should be able to slide your nail under the sides and end of the nail without pain.) Make sure your shoes and sock are the right sizes. Shoes that are too loose or too tight cause unwanted pressure on [...]

27 09 / 2018

Why do we Get Ingrown Toenails in the Big Toe?

By | September 27th, 2018|

Surgical procedures around the nail date back to approximately 625 AC. Despite this, there is little public knowledge on maintaining nail health. In order to broaden our understanding of nails, we have included research on other species with nails, such as horse hoofs, and other animals claws. All of these grow at similar rates to [...]

24 09 / 2018

Things You Should NOT Do at Home to Treat your Ingrown Toenail

By | September 24th, 2018|

It is important to take a good care of your toenails to prevent and treat your ingrown toenails. But importantly, you should be careful about the way you treat your nails. Here are some tips! Do not cut a notch (a “V” shape in the middle) in the nail Although some people believe this will [...]

20 09 / 2018

Ingrown Toenail Prevention and When to Seek Help

By | September 20th, 2018|

An ingrown toenail is a condition in which the corner of a toenail grows into the skin and soft tissue at the side of the nail. It could cause pain, redness, swelling, and infection. This condition occurs more often with the nail on the big toe than smaller toenails. Prevention There are several ways you [...]

12 09 / 2018

A Closer Look at Ingrown Toenail

By | September 12th, 2018|

Although extremely common an ingrown toenail is still considered a disease of the nail. Children and adults alike can get ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails are most common in the big toe, but can occur on other nails. They start when the nail grows in the incorrect direction usually into the soft side of the nail. [...]