Posts for: April, 2011

Painful ingrown toenails are caused by the sides of the toenail curving into the flesh.  They are often ignored until they become red, swollen, and painful.  These occur primarily on one or both sides of the great toenails and the shoes often create pressure against them, especially if you must wear dressy heels or steel-toed work boots.  The painful nail border can be corrected permanently by a 15 minute procedure in your podiatrist's office under a local anesthetic. Don't wait until the nail border is infected! Avoid doing any trimming yourself as this only causes more pain and at best provides only temporary relief. Schedule an appointment to prevent the problem from ruining your work day.