A thick and curved toenail can jam into the corner of your skin and cause some serious pain! If it is too painful to cut out yourself- follow our tips for getting better!
A curved or ingrown toenail is a very common problem which occurs when the corner of your toenail grows into the soft border of your toe. If the pain is not that bad, you can just cut the corner out yourself and after a day or two the swelling will decrease and you will feel much better. If you can’t seem to get to the corner because it is too painful, follow this guide on getting that corner out of there!
If you have diabetes, problems with bleeding, poor circulation or any other medical problem- go see your podiatrist immediately!
The cause is not the most important part, usually they are just curved in genetically. This may also be because of your biomechanics or an increase in weight over the years. If you think there may be something going on with your walking biomechanics, go see a podiatrist for an evaluation.
You are probably fine if none of these symptoms are taking place:
If this is you , get your but to the emergency room or your doctor to get some antibiotics. There is poor blood flow to the ends of the toes and this can take a long time to heal or worse!
It is estimated that over 80% of all toenail fungus problems are related to toenail fungus. It is also the leading cause of ingrown toenails.
Toenail Fungus Symptoms:
Toenail Fungus Is the Leading Cause Of Ingrown Toenails:
Toenail fungus results in a thicker, more brittle ingrown toenail. Keep toenail fungus in mind while treating your ingrown toenail.
First make sure to check if the skin is broken or irritated around the curved toenail edge. Make sure to have an antibiotic ointment around, we want to keep this from developing any type of infection!