What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

Toenails that grow irregularly or curve inwards.

What causes ingrown toenails? The corners of the nail get surrounded by the toe flesh, causing the toenail to start growing deeper into the flesh. This is because they won't have clear corners, and a new corner will start forming inside the skin and get stuck. You can also get an ingrown toenail when you select to trim your nail in a round shape or ripping it instead of cutting.


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