Ingrown toenails are very common and can be extremely painful. Find below some helpful tips to prevent developing an ingrown toenail.
- Wear loose fitting shoes and socks. Ideally one should wear shoes with a wide toebox so one can move their toes within the shoe. You want to avoid wearing very tight shoes that place undo pressure on your toes.
- Cut your toenails straight! Do not dig out the corners of the nails. This is a common cause of ingrown toenails
- Avoid trauma to your feet
- Do not pick at your toenails
These helpful tips can help avoid this bothersome problem. If you have issues with ingrown toenails please feel free to see Dr.Kundhal. We are happy to serve Brampton and Missisauga.