In only 40 minutes the patient can walk out of the clinic and their problem is definitively solved by exclusively eliminating the sunken part of the nail, without having to remove the entire nail and without enduring any pain.
This pathological condition commonly affects the big toe however it can also occur on others. There are two types of ingrown nail, the sideways type and the forward growing type.
There are many causes that lead to an ingrown nail, such as malformations in the nails, infections, injuries, ill-fitting footwear (footwear that is too small or with a very narrow front tip), and osteoarthritis; however the most frequent cause without doubt is badly cut nails.
The surgical treatment consists of a minor surgical procedure in the equivalent of an outpatients' or walk in clinic. There are many ways to operate on an ingrown nail and Podoactiva will advise you which is the most appropriate for you.