In-grown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, occur when the corner of the toenail grows down into the skin, causing pain, inflammation and, occasionally, infection. The condition is most commonly seen on the big toe. For many, the problem is avoidable simply by trimming one's toenails straight across rather than cutting them off the corners. Wearing proper fitting footwear that doesn't impinge on the toe space is also advisable.
Diabetes sufferers often experience greater complications due to the decreased blood flow to the foot.
1. Swollen, red skin at corner of toe.
3. Enlarged big toe
Chronic in-grown toenails may be treated with matricectomy, the surgical or chemical removal of the nail matrix.