Ingrown toenails on the big toe are the most common nail disease which we treat. Less commonly, nails on the fingers and other toes can also be affected.
In young people, they are often due to an injury or picking, whereas in older adults, they may be caused by an inherited tendency towards an abnormal nail curvature, damage to the nail growth plate or fungal infection.
Most often a surgical procedure will be required, though sometimes it can be avoided. Sometimes the nail will be analysed for fungal infection with a view to anti-fungal treatment.
Your CSI GP will explain the options for treating ingrown nails, including a variety of surgical choices depending on the severity and whether the problem has recurred after treatment.