Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are very painful, and because of the environment feet are in, can quickly become infected.

If you are susceptible to ingrown toenails here are some tips to help you prevent them.

1. Wash your feet every evening, and use a nailbrush on your toenails.

2. Dry your feet thoroughly and apply a foot moisturiser, not body lotion.

3. Choose the correct footwear. See our shoe buying tips

4. Never put up with pain, it is there to tell you there is a problem.

5. Trim your nails straight across, do not cut down the edges.

6. Remove hard skin with a pumice stone only.

7. Change your socks daily, or more often if you have very sweaty feet.

8. Avoid tight shoes and high heels.

9. If you have an ingrown toenail, try soaking it in warm salty water for at least 10 minutes twice a day until you can get professional help.

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In our lifetime our feet will walk an average of 70,000 miles. This is the equivalent to walking 4 times around the world!

In this time, we will experience the ‘breaking in’ of new shoes, blisters, corns, infections as well as generalised foot and ankle pain.

Contented Soles are trained to evaluate, diagnose and manage all conditions relating to the lower limb.

Wanda Podiatrist Northants

Podiatry, Orthotics and Complementary Therapies

We offer a range of treatments. Find out more on our treatments section. Also, please see our advice section for all sorts of tips and information.