Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the edge of the toenail grows into the skin of the toe, or the skin of the side of the toe grows over the toenail. While any toe can be affected, it is most common in the big toe.
You may have an ingrown nail if you experience pain, swelling and redness along the side of your toenail. You may also notice drainage or pus if you have developed an infection at the site.
Ingrown nails are often caused by:
If you have serious medical problems such as diabetes or poor circulation, your feet should be examined by a podiatrist