Improper footwear or incorrect cutting of the toenails may cause the nail to grow downward or outward into the skin of the toe, creating an Ingrown Toenail. An Ingrown Toenail, also called onychocryptis, can be painful and irritating. In more severe cases, infection may occur.
What is it?
An Ingrown Toenail is the painful growing of the nail into the skin of the toe.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
The most common symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail are pain with the application of pressure, Redness * around the nail, and swelling.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain location and levels, palpation for tenderness, and observation of any swelling or Redness *
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