The pain and discomfort experienced with an ingrown toenail can be quite high, with some people experiencing numerous ingrown toenails throughout their life. As humans, we’re on our feet wearing all kinds of footwear all day long, and the last thing you need to put a damper on your day (or week for that matter) is a painful ingrown toenail.
On top of discomfort, an ingrown toenail can be very debilitating and cause severe sensitivity to wearing footwear and socks. This article is going to cover all things ingrown toenails including the common causes and how to prevent and treat them. Let’s get into it!
What Causes Ingrown Toenails?
If you’re reading this article, chances are that you either have an ingrown toenail currently or you’ve experienced them in the past and hope to never have another one again. And you might be wondering what causes them to occur in the first place?
Ingrown toenails occur in both women and men equally and typically cause pain, redness, and swelling. They can be the result of many factors from improper toenail hygiene to trauma and more. Let’s take a look at these causes in more depth next.