Causes of Ingrown Toenails
When a nail becomes ingrown, it pierces the skin and can lead to swelling or infection if untreated. Common causes of ingrown toenails include:
- Cutting toenails with sloped edges. Our specialists recommend cutting them in a straight line to avoid in-growth.
- Bio-mechanical issues e.g. the way you walk, weight and pressure.
- Inappropriate footwear (either too tight, too loose or high heels).
- An injury such as stubbing your toe by accident or from sports injuries.
Further irritation, from continuous wear of inappropriate shoes or even socks, can lead to an infection. To prevent a minor injury from turning into something severe, contact our certified foot clinic today.
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