Ingrown Toenails

These occur as a result of you picking your nails and leaving splinters of the nail under the side of the toe. This results in the side of the nail becoming embedded in the side of the toe and this causes extreme pain, sometimes pus and some times bright red or pink flesh to appear on the side of the toe nail. Some people do not ever get to this stage but tend to cut a tiny piece of the nail out each time it hurts. This usually solves the problem for a few weeks then it reoccurs. Ingrown toenails are completely treatable and there is no reason to suffer in pain. There are many ways a Podiatrist may chose to deal with this it all depends on the severity of the ingrown toenail.