How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Toenails

Do you suffer from painful ingrown toenails? Do you want to know how to make them go away—and make sure they never return again? Austin podiatrist Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS explains want you need to know about ingrown toenails in this informative video.

The likelihood of ingrown toenails has a lot to do with how the toenails are cut. Toenails that are cut with curves on the edges—rather than straight across—can lead to an ingrown toenail. At other times, people have a genetic predilection to having a wide toenail, which can then lead to impingement of the toenail on the sides. Tight-fitting shoes can also contribute to the development of ingrown toenails. In fact, children who wear cleats frequently develop ingrown toenails due to the narrowness of the toe box. Women who wear high heels also develop ingrown toenails more frequently than those who do not.

If you suffer from ingrown toenails, the Austin foot doctors at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists can help. We will look into any factors which may have contributed to their development, as well as develop a treatment and prevention plan. Contact our office at 512.328.8900 to learn more.