Foot Facts: Ingrown Toenails

 

An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the edge of a toenail grows into the soft flesh of that toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. An ingrown toenail usually affects your big toe.

 

Symptoms:

  • Extreme pain in the edges of the nail bed

  • Redness and swelling at the edges of toes

  • Acute burning sensation in toes

 

Caused By:

  • Pressure on tops or sides of toes

  • Wearing shoes that crowd your toenails

  • Cutting your toenails too short or not straight across

  • Injury to your toenail

  • Unusually curved toenails

  • Squeezing and limiting mobility of the big toe

 

Recommendations:

  • Seek medical help to cut back toe nails

  • Proper nonbinding footwear

  • Warm foot soaks

  • Do not attempt to do bathroom surgery on your own! You can further damage the nail bed and risk infection!

 

Complications:

  • Left untreated or undetected, an ingrown toenail can infect the underlying bone and lead to a serious bone infection.

Brands of footwear that typically produce styles that will work for this Condition.

 

Click the brand name to view their current styles.

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Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.

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Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.
Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.

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