Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you're at greater risk of complications of ingrown toenails.
Common ingrown toenail causes include:
Left untreated or undetected, an ingrown toenail can infect the underlying bone and lead to a serious bone infection.
Depending on severity of the condition it can be treated conservatively by home care and lifestyle modification and surgically.
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