Choosing the wrong shoes, tight or heeled shoes, hereditary reasons, obesity and wrong nail cutting can cause ingrown nails. Emphasizing the importance of timely intervention for ingrown nails, General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca, in particular, warns that it can lead to inflammation. Kiss. Dr. A. Murat Koca, “In patients with diabetes, circulatory disorders and suppressed immune systems, osteoarthritis, gangrene, necrosis and serious problems may occur.” said.
Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca made an evaluation about common nail ingrown.
Kiss. Dr. A. Murat Koca stated that ingrown toenails are “the situation that occurs as a result of the fingernails sinking into the soft tissue of the hand or foot after the wrong growth of the nails” and said that this situation can lead to changes in the structure of the finger.
Noting that ingrown nails can have various symptoms, Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca said, “There may be pain, redness, swelling, warmth and inflamed discharge. In addition, long-standing problems can cause nail disorder and fungus. The resulting inflammation can spread to the finger and body. It can even cause bone inflammation if it gets deeper. This may cause gangrene and finger loss in diabetics and people with circulatory disorders. warned.
Choosing the wrong shoes can cause ingrown nails.
Touching on the causes of ingrown nails, Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca listed them as follows:
- Wrong choice of shoes.
- Tight or high heels.
- Hereditary family predisposition.
- Having obesity and fat finger structure.
- False nail cutting: Cutting nails too short and penetrating into the flesh.”
Recommending to apply to a specialist without wasting time when nail ingrown problem occurs, Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca said, “A specialist should be consulted without wasting time. Because widespread inflammation and more complex conditions may occur in incorrect applications. It is decided what kind of intervention and treatment will be needed.” said.
Treatment is aimed at ensuring the correct growth of the nail.
Referring to the treatment of ingrown nails, Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca said, “The ingrown part of the nail is removed from the flesh and the correct extension of the nail is ensured. Revision can be made with nail bed revision or nail extraction. Nail extraction and revision form the basis of treatment. In addition, in simple sinking cases, tiny buffers or special apparatus can be applied underneath to lift the sinking part up. The most important point in the treatment is to take preventive measures.” warned.
May lead to inflammation
Stating that many problems can arise if the ingrown nail is not treated on time, Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca listed these problems as follows:
- A painful life as a result of nail disorder and thickening.
- Nail and nail fungus.
- Inflammation in the finger and spreading throughout the body.
- Osteoarthritis, gangrene, necrosis and serious problems may occur in people with diabetes, circulatory disorders and those with suppressed immune system.
Kiss. Dr. A. Murat Koca also drew attention to the things to be considered after the treatment and said, “The causes after the treatment should be avoided. Protective measures should be taken.” said.
Pay attention to these recommendations!
- General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. A. Murat Koca listed the points to be considered to prevent ingrown nails as follows:
- Correct and suitable shoes should be chosen.
- Nails should not be cut too short or too rounded.
- If you have a weight problem, you should lose weight.