Ingrown Toenails

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when the corners of a nail curl downward and grow into the skin on the edge of the toe, causing pain and swelling.

What are ingrown toenails?

This detailed video describes the condition of ingrown toenails, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. A common treatment option is soaking the foot in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes, then placing dry cotton under the corner of the nail. If the condition worsens, surgery may be required to remove the part of the nail that is growing underneath the skin.