An ingrown toenail is a common, often unpleasant condition frequently seen in the big toenail. Athletes commonly suffer from ingrown toenails.
Improper shoe gear and toe injuries are usually associated with ingrown toenails. In addition, it’s not unusual for an ingrown toenail to recur unless treated appropriately.
Conservative treatments include soak, elevation, proper nail cutting, and good foot hygiene. Medical treatment is not always required. Oral antibiotics are sometimes required as a treatment if infection is present. A healthcare professional can perform a minor toenail procedure if the problem is severe or recurrent.