Onychocryptosis- Ingrown Nail

Onychocryptosis is the medical term for a common condition you know as ingrown nails. Where a spike or serrated edge of a nail has pierced the skin alongside, causing a painful inflammatory condition. As the skin has been pierced open, the area becomes very susceptible to infection. This condition commonly occurs on the big toe, although other nails can be affected.


When the nail grows into the side, the area may become inflamed. Typical symptoms of inflammation are redness, swelling and pain. Your toe may look shiny and hot,