Nail problems are common to those of all ages. If left untreated, nail problems could result in serious discomfort and therefore, should be treated immediately by your podiatrist. Below are descriptions of common nail problems:

1. Partially Ingrown Toenail
A nail is ingrown when one or both corners or sides of the nail grow into the skin of the toe. Irritation, redness, an uncomfortable sensation or warmth, swelling, pain, and infection can result from a partially ingrown toenail.

Treatment: Partial Matricectomy.
A wedge of the nail is removed and the growth cnter destroyed (by surgical excision or with chemical treatment. This simple procedure is brief.

Follow up care:
Expect minimal bleeding initially, and, with the chemical treatment, drainage. If chemicals were used, you will be instructed on soaking your toe.