Ingrown Nails

An ingrown toenail is a usually painful problem that occurs when the skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges of the nail. Sometimes the nail itself grows into the skin. Ingrown toenails typically occur on the big toe (hallux).

Ingrown Toenail Symptoms

  • Pain along one or both sides of your toenail
  • Redness and swelling around the nail
  • Drainage, warmth, and other signs of infection in the surrounding tissue

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Non-surgical Treatment

  • Corticosteroid injections (often called “steroids”) are often used because they work quickly to decrease the inflammation and pain.



  • If ingrown nails are an ongoing issue, removal of the nail root on the ingrown side can be necessary. This is accomplished through ingrown toenail surgery. The doctor will drain the infection from the end of the toe during the procedure and if necessary remove the extra tissue which has grown over the end of the toenail.

Manalapan, New Jersey Foot and Ankle is comprised of multidisciplinary podiatric physicians in Manalapan, New Jersey.

An ingrown toenail is a condition that can bring discomfort, irritation, and possible infection. At New Jersey Foot and Ankle offices in Manalapan, New Jersey, Dr. Mark Sharobeem and the team of physicians provide treatment for ingrown toenails. When a toenail grows painfully into the nail fold, and this can commonly lead to infection. People with diabetes and other diseases that affect the nerves or circulation are at a greater risk of developing these infections.

Ingrown toenails develop when the nail begins to grow into the person’s skin when it should be growing over the top of it. This typically occurs on the first, or big, toe. Those with thick or curved toenails are usually more prone to getting ingrown toenails. Anyone can develop one however and usually as a result of injury, poorly fitting shoes, and improper foot hygiene and grooming. Those who have diabetes, vascular problems, and numbness in their toes will have to take special care of ingrown toenails because they can lead to more serious complications.

Common Foot & Ankle Conditions Treated at Manalapan, New Jersey Foot and Ankle

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