Ingrown toenails are one of the most common nail problems. Often this is not only soreness when walking, but a prolonged painful inflammation of the nail folds with purulent discharge.
The nail plate is deformed and grows into the periungual fold and causes an inflammatory reaction, which is accompanied by pain, swelling, redness. Suppuration and purulent fusion of the soft tissues of the finger join later.
Indeed, inflammation in the area of the nail folds can cause severe septic complications such as panaritium. Such a lesion can quickly spread to all tissues of the hand or foot, causing sepsis.
The main causes of an ingrown toenail are hereditary predisposition, metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus), trophic changes in the lower extremities, flat feet, wearing tight and uncomfortable shoes, flat feet, improper cutting of nails.
In some cases, the periungual ridges seem to float over the nail, causing twisting and significant deformation, complicating the treatment.
Ingrowth of the nail plates into the lateral ridges can occur due to the banal incorrect cutting of the free edge, but as practice shows, such a reason is rare. Most often, in adults, the cause is prolonged wearing of narrow model shoes, violations of the transverse arch of the foot with flat feet, hallux valgus of the first toe.
In these conditions, there is an excessive load on the soft tissues when walking, which entails their "pushing" onto the nail plate, which, in turn, also undergoes deformation.
A change in the shape of the nail plate itself can be caused by the presence of a fungal infection or an injury to the growth zone of the nail.
You can understand the reason already at the first appointment with the doctor. Sometimes an examination of the nail plate is required to detect a fungal infection.
Treatment of an ingrowing nail can be conservative - the imposition of correction plates, wearing orthopedic shoes, correctors or insoles, or surgical - removal of the entire nail plate or only part of it (marginal resection).
Sometimes doctors destroy the growth zone of the part of the nail plate that has undergone resection. This achieves the desired nail width in the future.
Extractions and marginal resections of nail plates at the Aloderm Clinic are performed using the most advanced laser equipment from Alma Lasers - Pixel CO2.
Also, orthopedic surgeons make individual insoles at the very first appointment to prevent the appearance of this problem in the future.
You can safely start treatment, which we carry out as quickly and efficiently as possible in Tashkent. The Gatling Med clinic will make you feel confident in yourself and your health!