This common painful condition occurs when a sharpened corner of nail digs into the side of the toe into the skin. Although anybody can be affected the condition is most common in teenagers and young adults. Although they can occur on any nail, they often occur on the big toenail. The pain can be exquisite at times and can cause misery to the sufferer. Sometimes even the slightest touch can be painful. If left untreated surgery may be required to rectify the problem. But despite the fact that they’re very common, not many people understand what ingrown toenails actually are, or how to avoid catching them. As a leader in the foot care industry, the clinic understands the symptoms and causes of Ingrown Toenails – and knows not only how to recognize them, but how to treat them effectively.

On this site, you can find out all you need to know about treating Ingrown Toenails.

11Ingrown Toenail Facts

Ingrown toenails can occur in any toenail however they most commonly occur in the big toenails. Males are usually more vulnerable to ingrown toenail than women. It can affect people from any age group but usually people between 15-45 years of age are most affected. Two of the most common causes of ingrown toenails are bad nail trimming and poorly fitted shoes.


Although it is possible to self-treat an ingrown toenail when the condition is extremely mild, it is nevertheless always best to seek professional advice first. This will lead to the quickest and most effective course. This becomes particularly important if infection sets in, which can be a serious problem in those with a weakened immune system such as those with diabetes.


Why use us

As a leader in the foot care industry, Happy Health Clinics understands the symptoms, causes and most importantly how to treat ingrown toenails. Our feet are probably the most neglected part of the body, often times given little or no thought and yet every day we expect them to perform amazing tasks. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, don’t delay getting them treated.

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