How can we help you with INVOLUTED TOENAILS?

An involuted toenail often affects the big toe, but can also affect any of the other toes. An involuted toenail occurs when the nail plate becomes more curved than usual. The condition can be extremely painful and occasionally the toe can become infected. If an infection is present, the toe will become very inflamed and can produce pus and blood.

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What causes it?

  • A major trauma or repeated pressure from shoes on long nails.
  • Genetic predisposition to the condition.
  • Psoriasis, eczema and a number of other systematic diseases can affect the toenails.

What will happen if I leave it untreated?

  • Left untreated involuted nails can become painful and if cut incorrectly they can ingrow.
  • A professional opinion from a Podiatrist should be sought to ensure that there are no underlying problems which have caused the nails to become involuted.

What can help?

  • Correctly trimming your nails. Cut them straight across and do not round the corners of the nail.
    Wear good fitting shoes with ample room for toes and nails.
  • Try to avoid shoes with a small toe box such as pointed shoes.

What are the treatment options?

It is essential that involuted nails are managed with routine podiatric treatment. A podiatrist can cut them with ease and keep them to a reasonable length.

Seek help from a professional such as a Podiatrist if you are experiencing problems with your feet.