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francenefrayer Posted: 30-Sep-20 08:07
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Typically, I have found that the majority of children will respond favorably to this type of conservative care and be able to actively return to their respective sport with very little compromise. In those cases that do not respond well to the above conservative therapy, it is sometimes necessary to take the child out of the sport that is aggravating the condition, until such time that the growth plate fuses to the main bone of the heel. An ingrown toenail occurs when a portion of the nail plate embeds into the surrounding soft tissue of the toe. This usually occurs at the great toe for a variety of reasons, however, ingrown toenails can affect any of the digits of the feet.

Once the nail embeds itself into soft tissue, the affected soft tissue becomes pinched resulting in significant pain. In most cases, the pain is worse with any contact to the area, such as from bed sheets or closed shoes. However, other times an ingrown nail can result in constant pain. Ingrown nails can be caused by a variety of factors, including inherited nail types, trauma, improper nail trimming, shoe or sock pressure, toe deformities, high heels, and exercise activities. Many times, ingrown nails are common in certain families as a result of an inherited nail shape, width, or thickness. Ingrown nails can occur at any age.

Children often develop ingrown nails with their high activity levels, and lack of knowledge regarding proper nail trimming techniques. In adults, curved nails often progress with time, and can place one at increased risk for ingrown nails. Once a nail has become ingrown, it produces an ideal environment for infection. The embedded nail provides an ideal colonization site for bacteria, hidden beneath the outer skin. When infection occurs with an ingrown nail, it is common to see significant redness, swelling, and drainage at the affected nail borders.

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