An ingrown toenail (Onychocryptosis) is a common discomfort that involves the nail curving down, into the surround skin as it grows.
Interestingly, ingrown toenails are absent in cultures who go barefoot, but that isn't an option for most of us in Southern California.
Most prevalent in the big toe, ingrown toenails can be painful, display redness, swelling and infection (yellow drainage). Ingrown toenails frequently resolve without medical treatment, however, chronic or complicated cases may require treatment by a physician.
We realize this condition can be both painful and unsightly. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are the hallmarks of University Foot and Ankle Institute care.