Have you had an ingrown nail or a painful nail infection?
Onychocryptosis or Ingrown nails often can cause infection if left untreated. Ingrown nails are very common and can have different causes. They initially present as sharp pain on the side of the nail that if left unattended can cause infection and increase pain. Podiatrists can safely examin the area and either remove the nail spike or discuss other treatment options.
Symptoms and Causes
Sharp pain around nail edge
Increased pain when wearing shoes
Increased sensitivity, swelling and oozing puss around affected nail edge
Nails cut incorrectly
Physical pressure/truma (such as kicking the ground, dropping something on your toe or someone stepping on your toe)
Increased curvature of the nail