Ingrown toenails can be very painful, this develops when the side of the toenail grows into the skin. You usually get an ingrown toenail on your big toe. But you can get them on any toe. Your toenail may also curve into your toe. The nail can irritate the skin, creating pain, redness and swelling
As Foot Health Practitioners we remove the spike causing the pain and relieve the pressure, however if your ingrown toe nail becomes infected, pus coming out of it, you feel hot or shivery, red or hot to touch it is important to seek professional advice such as the GP as antibiotics may be required.