What causes Ingrown Toenails ?
Ingrown nails are nails whose corners or sides curve and dig painfully into soft tissue of nail grooves. This commonly leads to irritation ,redness and swelling. Generally, toenails grow straight out. The big toe is the most common location for ingrown toenail,but other toes can be affected.
Common causes of ingrown toenails include: trim nails incorrectly, heredity,shoe pressure, and repetitive trauma to the feet during daily routines.
You should see a podiatrist if any signs of drainage,excessive redness, and pain occurs around the toenail. When self treatment fails to improve,see your podiatrist.
Treatment options include removal of ingrown portion of nail and possible topical or oral medication if infected. Your podiatrist may recommend a procedure to permanently remove ingrown toenail, if you experience reoccurrence of ingrown nail.
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