Ingrown toenails are a common problem and can be extremely painful.  Ingrown toenails can be as a result of individual nail shape, tight fitting shoes, direct trauma or incorrect nail trimming techniques.  Conservative treatment involves reshaping the nail edge and putting strategies in place to avoid recurrence.  Should an ingrown toenail be chronic or recurring, then often toenail surgery is the best option, which PW Podiatry can conduct in one of our clinics.  The procedure requires a local anaesthetic in order to remove the ingrown nail pain free.  Following the removal of nail, the cells that the nail grow from are chemically destroyed.  This means there will be no further nail growth into the sides of your toe and no more pesky, painful toenails.