Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur with the corners or sides of the nail dig painfully into the skin. Women are much more likely to have ingrown toenails than men. However, ingrown toenails are caused by several reasons. Progessive Podiatry has identified the following common causes for ingrown toenails:

  • Improper nail trimming

  • Shoe pressure

  • Injuries affecting the feet

  • Fungus infection

  • Heredity

  • Poor foot structure

Ingrown toenails can be prevented by trimming toenails straight across. Be careful not to cut toenails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to new ingrown toenails. Podiatrists with Progressive Podiatry also recommend selecting proper shoe style and size in order to prevent ingrown toenails.

Individuals with diabetes, poor circulation or heart problems should not treat their own feet because they are more prone to infection. Experts at Progressive Podiatry are trained to properly care for patients with additional health concerns beyond ingrown toenails.

Progressive Podiatry is an ideal choice for both prevention and treatments. To learn more about Progressive Podiatry, or to schedule a consultation with a specialist, please call (859) 331-2440.