Ingrown toenails are usually not dangerous or fatal. However, they can end up being a dangerous condition if you let these conditions go on without any treatment. Popular causes of ingrown toenails include improper footwear, trauma, foot trimming, and hereditary. Learn more about the causes of ingrown toenails here.
If you leave your ingrown nails untreated, your toe is susceptible to developing an infection. This is due to the open wound created by the ingrown nail. This condition can be dangerous to your health in that the infection can get to the bone of the toe and result in tissue decay also known as Gangrene.
People with diabetes can also cause complications due to low blood circulations. People who are immunocompromised are also more susceptible to the detrimental effects of ingrown toenail infections.
If you have an ingrown toenail, feel free to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our podiatrists.