Ingrown Toenails – How to treat them
Are you experiencing a niggling pain in your toes when you run? Or perhaps a BIG pain? You might be starting to get an ingrown toenail. These can seriously affect your running performance during the Transcend Ultra Trail Run. Ingrown toenails won’t go away on their own, they’ll only get more painful as the run progresses.
How to treat ingrown toenails? That depends on how deeply embedded they are. In the early stages, the ingrowing nail can be easily cut back by the podiatrist without too much discomfort. Here at our Perth Podiatry Practice we use something called a nail brace to straighten the nail by lifting the edges away from the toe, to prevent it from ingrowing again. If the nail is deeply ingrown or infected, antibiotics and surgery may be necessary to remove it.
Now’s the time to get your ingrown toenails fixed so they don’t slow you down during the Transcend Ultra Trail Run! Our Perth Podiatrists love helping runners perform at their best, simply click here to make an appointment today.