If you’ve ever had an ingrown fingernail or toenail, then you know how painful they can be.
The things are downright disastrous. They occur when the nail grows into the skin surrounding it, and people with thick, curved nails are most susceptible to getting them. They are incredibly painful and can make everything from putting on socks to walking truly miserable.
And most of the time, they require a visit to the doctor’s office for surgical removal, which is a total drag.
Doctors will remove the infected tissue and effectively dig out the nail.
They then clean the wound and flush the bacteria out.
After that, they use a tool to get under the ingrown portion of the nail and cut it out of the foot.