Are you plagued with the painful and unsightly condition of a recurring ingrown toenail? Toenails take a longer period to grow out and the growth of an ingrown toenail is stunted even further. There are certain possibilities for why you are stuck in this loop – and there is a cure as well.
REASONS WHY AN INGROWN TOENAIL CAN MAKE A COMEBACK
Most people do not wear shoes that fit them properly, which can cause problems with the feet. One of those problems is an ingrown toenail. A tightly fitted shoe with a narrow toe-box can pinch the toes together and hamper the growth of the toenails, forcing them to grow downwards and stab around the edges of the nail bed. This can be a painful condition. We suggest that you invest in a comfortable pair of shoes that fit you properly. Keep in mind the length, width, and style of the shoes before purchasing them. Even the shoes that have a loose fit can cause ingrown toenails. They can slide around your feet and the constant movement of your toes to the front of the shoes traumatize your toenails and cause them to bend downwards in the skin.
Cutting your nails might be a routine chore, but you may not be doing it right. It is necessary to cut your toenails in a manner that would keep them safe from ingrown toenails and fungal infections.
There are three basic mistakes people make while trimming their toenails:
It might be that you have nails that are naturally predisposed to curling. That can be the explanation of your recurring ingrown toenails, provided you wear the right fit of shoes and take care of your nails while trimming them. Naturally curving toenails tend to bend towards the nail bed and carve into the soft flesh surrounding the nail ends.
For more information on the subject, please don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr. John C. Marzano at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine, P.C., in Yonkers, NY, to schedule a consultation. You can visit our office at 984 N. Broadway, Suite LL03, Yonkers, NY 10701, or call us at (914) 423-0600.