Ingrown Toenail Directory
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition in which the nail grows into the flesh, rather than over it. It commonly happens to the big toe and could be a result of injury, shoes that do not fit well, or improper nail care. People with diabetes need to be especially careful to avoid foot problems such as this. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and redness. Sometimes pus develops. Home treatments include soaking the foot in warm water, wearing loose-fitting shoes, and attempting to lift the corner of the nail that is ingrown. Medical treatments may include surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes an ingrown toenail, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Ingrown nails can be painful. If not treated, they could cause serious health issues. Learn about prevention, home treatment, and when to go to the doctor.
Diabetic Foot Problems
Problems with the feet and toes are a complication of diabetes. Learn about common types of diabetic foot problems and get tips on how to care for them.
Diabetes Foot Care
Proper foot care is critical for people with diabetes. WebMD experts offer tips for proper foot care.
How Can I Prevent Nail Problems?
How to prevent and treat nail problems
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown nails -- when the nail grows into the flesh instead of over it -- usually affect the toenails, particularly the big toe.
Feet (Human Anatomy): Bones, Tendons, Ligaments, and More
WebMD's Feet Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the parts of the feet and explains their function.
Pictures of Common Foot Problems
See pictures of bunions, corns, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems – and learn what treatments may help these conditions.