As podiatrists, a lot of our time is devoted to giving out footwear advice,as it has an impact on most foot conditions. Infact, many of the problems we are presented with can be solely attributed to poor footwear. So if we can get people into the correct footwear for their foot type, the problem can be resolved or greatly improved.
In growing toenails are often joked about, but they are extremely painful and can potentially lead to serious infection and sepsis. People try to manage the problem themselves but usually make the toe worse, and then it takes longer for us to sort it out. We suggest soaking it in salt water and calling us asap!