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How to Reduce Your Risk of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of a toenail grows into your skin, rather than over it. Podiatrists recommend a variety of foot care methods to reduce your risk of ingrown toenails and improve the overall health of your feet. Wearing well-fitting shoes is the first step in reducing your risk for ingrown toenails. Talk to your Houston foot specialist if you aren’t sure how to determine the right fit. Additionally, clip your toenails straight across and file down any edges to reduce the risk of ingrown toenails. You can get more tips for foot care and preventing ingrown toenails by watching this video.

If you do experience an ingrown toenail, it’s best to seek treatment from a podiatrist as soon as possible. Ingrown toenails can worsen with time, leading to pain and infection that require ingrown toenail surgery to address.

How to Prevent & Treat Ingrown Toenails