Ingrown toenails and minor surgery
The term “ingrown toenail” is often used to describe a number of problems that lead to pain and discomfort around the nails despite the fact that in many cases the nail does not actually “grow” into the skin around it. Ingrown toenails may present in patients of all ages, but they have been reported to occur more frequently in young people.
Usually the medial or lateral side of the nail irritates or penetrates the skin creating pain, swelling and redness, an infection can easily develop. The great toe is most commonly involved, but they may also occur on multiple toes, or on both sides of the same nail.