This is a condition where a part of the nail has penetrated the skin & causes inflammation in the surrounding tissues.
The toe is often very painful and becomes red & swollen.
Any toenail may become affected, but more commonly appears on the big toe.
Ingrowing toenails occur more frequently in teenage boys.
• Tight fitting shoes
• Shoes that allow pressure on the nail, causing
it to grow abnormally
• Poor nail cutting etc.
• Excessive sweating
• Foot injuries