Ingrown Toenails - Seabrook & Portsmouth, NH Podiatrist | Nagy Footcare

Ingrown Toenails

What are ingrown toenails?

A toenail becomes ingrown when the corner and/or the side edge of the nail pushes into the skin, piercing the sensitive soft flesh, and continues to grow like that. Ingrown toenails are most common in big toes.

What causes ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails are usually caused by trimming toenails too short and not straight across, and commonly occur on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by pressure from shoes that are too tight or short, injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure.


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Common symptoms:

  • Discomfort and tenderness along the side of your toe
  • Minimal to moderate pain
  • Pain with pressure applied
  • Soreness and redness
  • Infection

How do we treat you?

We will perform a physical examination and ask you about your symptoms. If conservative treatment fails, we may recommend further solutions.

When to visit Nagy Footcare

If you have persistent, severe pain with increasing reddening and pus around the ingrown toenail, it’s important to contact Nagy Footcare, your New Hampshire podiatrist, because you may have an infection and need to remove the toenail by having ingrown toenail surgery.