What Causes Ingrown Toenails and What Can I Do About It?

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Leading Causes of Ingrown Toenails

  • wearing shoes or boots that are too tight
  • injury
  • fungal infection
  • psoriasis
  • heredity
  • poor foot structure

Where Ingrown Toenails Appear Most Often

When the edge of the toenail is pushed into the surrounding tissue, typically by shoes or boots that are too tight, an ingrown toenail could be the result. They’re seen most often alongside the big toe. You’ll notice the nail cutting into the side of the toe – the result of which can be shooting pain as pressure is put on the nerves. No doubt about it. Ingrown toenails HURT!

Ingrown Toenail Treatments

infected ingrown toenailIf infected, the area around the toe may become extremely painful, red and swollen. A pus filled blister may develop. You may want to take care of this by making an appointment with a Registered Chiropodist, who is Licensed for Nail Surgery and Local Anesthesia in Oakville.

People living with diabetes should never attempt to remove an ingrown toenail on their own. Professional and specialized diabetic footcare is needed. Book an appointment with your Chiropodist immediately.

Head on over to our Ingrown Toenails page and see how you can prevent ingrown toenails.

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