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Ingrown Toenail

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Ingrown Toenail

If you’ve ever struggled with an ingrowing toenail then you know how sharp and painful it can be on walking! An ingrown toenail is a common condition which may cause discomfort or become infected. You might see the condition described as ‘ingrowing’ but both terms mean the same thing. Various treatments can be given by a doctor or a person qualified to diagnose and treat foot disorders (a podiatrist). See a doctor if you have symptoms of infection around the nail, particularly if you have diabetes, a poor immune system or other foot problems. https://patient.info/foot-care/ingrowing-toenails-ingrown-toenails

Common causes of ingrown toenails are:

  • Wearing footwear that is too tight, too narrow or too short.
  • Incorrect toe nail cutting, cutting the edges, failing to cut straight across the nail can cause the skin around the nail to grow over the nail causing ingrown toenail.
  • Injury to the toenail.


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Ingrown toenails can cause considerable pain and skin around the affected area can be red, swollen and hard with infection present in some cases. Contact your health professional for advice on treatment.


Our treatments for Ingrown Toenail

Choosing well-fitting footwear, maintaining good foot hygiene, correct cutting of nails or seeing a podiatrist for nail trimming particularly if you are diabetic or have circulatory issues.

A dynamic footscan using the Phits™ system can identify pressure areas in the gait cycle (walking) to identify if a foot deformity is leading to your ingrowing toenail. 

JE Care can assist with all types of foot issues and has partnered with some of the best foot orthotics and arch support manufacturers in the U.K. Along with some of the best technology companies offering state of the art scanning devices. Unrivalled by any competitor is our ability to assess objectively the influence of orthotics not just on the feet but more importantly on the spine and pelvis.

For more information or to book now please contact us: Tel: 01245 961 261 Email: clinic@jecare.co.uk

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