The medical name for an ingrowing toenail is onychocryptosis. The most common causes include: incorrectly cut toenails, ill fitting shoes, excessive sweating, trauma, nail infections and certain shapes of the nail plate.
There are several non surgical treatments for mild ingrowing toe-nails. However, in more severe cases surgery is often required to offer an effective and permanent solution. This may involve a partial or total nail removal. Performed under local anaesthetic, it is a relatively quick & painless procedure. Two to three re-dressings will be provided for the after-care healing process.