Ingrown Toenails Treatment Central Coast
Do you require Ingrown Toenails Treatment on the Central Coast? Ingrown Toenails can be painful, uncomfortable and unsightly. If you are suffering from or believe you have Ingrown Toenails, speak to the specialists at East Gosford Podiatry. The East Gosford Podiatry team are very experienced and regularly treat many different conditions such as; ingrown toenails, fungal nails, skin conditions, diabetic care through to flat feet, foot and lower limb pain and sporting injuries. We use a wide range of different treatment strategies and pathways, depending on the needs of each individual. If you are being affected by ingrown toenails or any of the above conditions on the Central Coast, book an appointment with East Gosford Podiatry today.
What are Ingrown Toenails?
Ingrown Toenails occur when the edges or corners or your toenails begin growing into the skin next to the nail itself. This commonly happens with the big toe! This is a very common condition and it can cause pain or even become infected.
What Causes Ingrown Toenails?
Ingrown toenails occur in men, women and children and teens. Some individuals may be at a higher risk, such as teenagers due to excess sweat in the feet area, or elderly people, as their toenails become thick when older. There are several causes of an ingrown toenail including:
- Hereditary involuted (curved) nails
- Poor nail cutting technique
- Ripping or tearing toenails (teenagers)
- Tight or poorly fitting shoes
- Sporting activities that cause mild toe trauma (soccer, football, ballet etc)
- Acute trauma from stubbing or kicking your toe.
- The short-term management of an ingrown nail should focus on reducing the ongoing irritation between the nail edge and the inflamed tender surrounding skin.
Some activities or sporting exercises can increase the likelihood of developing ingrown toenails. If you are repeatedly putting pressure on your toes or kicking an object on a regular basis, this can cause toenail damage or change the shape. This can increase your chance of developing ingrown toenails. The most common sports that put you at a higher risk are: soccer, kickboxing, football, futsal, ballet and dancing.
Comprehensive Podiatry Services Central Coast
Ingrown Toenails Central Coast – East Gosford Podiatry
Here at East Gosford Podiatry on the Central Coast, we have a team of highly skilled podiatrists with vast knowledge on treatment options that can help diagnose and treat ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails are a very common condition that can cause the individual quite a lot of pain, so implementing preventative measures or effective treatments can help ease the pain and increase the quality of life. East Gosford Podiatry is very active in the Central Coast Community and surrounding suburbs including Wyoming, Gosford, Terrigal, Green point and Erina. We are passionate about providing comprehensive podiatry care and individually assessing and tailoring treatments to have all our patient’s pain-free and functioning.