Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail edge grows into the skin on one or both sides of the nail and can become infected. It is caused by:

  • Hereditary
  • Repeated pressure on toes (shoes, support hose)
  • Cutting nails incorrectly
  • Specula left along the nail fold



  • Red, swollen, warm and painful area
  • Open area with pus formation if infected



  • Remove specula
  • Conservative nail clipping
  • BS Brace
  • Advise client on proper fitting shoes
  • If it is infected refer client to a medical professional

If the client does not change their footwear they will continue to get ingrown nails


Treatment Results:

Results achieved between July - August. Treatment results using the BS Brace.