Ingrown Toenails

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Getting a bit overzealous trimming your toenails can lead to the unpleasantness of an impacted or ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis), which occurs when the edge of the nail grows directly into the surrounding tissue of the toe, causing pain and discomfort.


Ingrown toenails often occur when toenails are improperly trimmed, leaving the nail plate too far from its proper edge. This tender skin becomes inflamed, and pressure on the toe from shoes becomes painful.

Other causes include:

  • Injury, such as stubbing a toe or having a toe stepped on.
  • Swollen Feet Legs Edema
    big toe.
  • Running and the accompanying pounding and pressure
    on toes from shoes that are too short.
  • Bed sheets tucked too tightly around toes.


You can first spot an ingrown toenail directly after trimming your toenails. If the toenail looks like it has been cut back too far, exposing the pink tissue around the edge, you may have an ingrown toenail. Over time, you may develop a feeling of discomfort and tenderness, and the tissue around the edge may become red and swollen. As the ingrown toenail continues to grow into the surrounding tissue, pain becomes more pronounced, making walking and even sitting difficult.

difficult and painful:

  • The nail will not "grow out" on its own to correct the situation.
  • Thick Yellow Toenails
    difficult and painful.
  • Contact with shoes and socks can cause intense soreness
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Relief and Prevention:

Health & Wellness:

  • Keep toenails short – slightly longer than the tips of your toes.
  • Pay attention to the natural line of the nail, and trim toenails carefully, straight across, with specially designed toenail clippers.
  • Heaviness In Legs.

Also try following these suggestions to take care of an ingrown toenail, or to avoid developing one in the future:

  • Leg Length Discrepancy.
  • Corns and Calluses.
  • difficult and painful
    toe box (especially if you already have an ingrown toenail).
  • Ball of Foot Pain Metatarsalgia.
  • All Use a proper toenail clipper to avoid slipups and mishaps.

Remember: Don't make ingrown toenails worse in an attempt to make them better. As the nail begins to cut into the skin, many people try to correct the situation by cutting away the extended nail; yet this only exacerbates the situation, leading to even deeper imbedding of the ingrown toenail into the tender flesh. "Bathroom surgery" is definitely not the way to correct an ingrown toenail.

Injury, such as stubbing a toe or having a toe stepped on.