What is an Ingrown Toenail?
- Also known as onychocryptosis, this is a painful nail condition whereby the end of the nail starts to dig into skin, resulting in swelling, which may lead to infection, resulting in a great deal of toe pain
- May be caused by trimming nails into corners of your toe, wearing ill-fitting footwear, traumatic toenail injury, fungal toenail infections, inheritance of nail structure
- Treatment may involve conservative soaks in mild cases, packing nail folds with cotton, to surgical removal of part of the ingrown toenail in severe cases
What are the benefits of going to see a foot specialist?
There are several benefits to paying a visit to a chiropodist, also known as a foot specialist. Pain relief tends to be the biggest benefit for those suffering from issues such as heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. Chiropodists can also prescribe your custom orthotics that will help manage foot deformities, such as bunions. Custom orthotics can also improve posture and help patients hold their chiropractic adjustments longer. There are other symptoms like nail fungus, ingrown nails and many others. A licensed and knowledgeable chiropodist can help you get relief from several aches and pain. When it comes to your foot health and associated foot care, trust your feet in the hands of a friendly professional.
To summarize some of the benefits:
- Relieve Your Pain
- Improve foot deformities
- Improved posture
- and many more....