Ingrown toenails can be a result of a number of things, poorly fitting shoes and toenails that aren’t trimmed properly seem to be the most common cases among them. The skin on the edge of a toenail is prone to becoming red and infected. The big toe is usually affected, but any toenail can become ingrown.
Extra pressure put onto a toe, paves the way for ingrown toenails to occur. This pressure is caused by shoes being too tight or even too loose. If you walk a lot or participate in any sort of athletics, wearing a shoe that’s a little tight can exacerbate this problem. Certain deformities of the foot or toes can also put added pressure onto the toe like:
Treatments can be as simple as just reducing the end of the ingrown nail. If your nail is deeply ingrown though, surgical removal may be your best to get rid of the annoying nail border and treatment of the nail root so that this situation doesn’t happen again or in fact get worse from how it may be at the time.
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