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What is an Ingrown toe nail aka Onychocryptosis?
It occurs when part of the nail penetrates/brakes the skin. As your skin acts as a protective barrier to the inside of your body, this can allow bacteria that naturally grows on the skin to enter the site and lead to infections.
An ingrown toenail is usually painful and does not resolve by time.
Signs of an ingrown nail include:
Note: an ingrown toe nail does not only occur in the big toe, it can affect the lesser toes as well.
Management options at Foot Health Podiatry: