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    How do ingrown toenails form?

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  • Jacqueline Kan

    Podiatrist (General)

    Cheltenham Podiatry offers excellence in all areas of footcare.From corns, callouses, fungal nails to sports injuries, Diabetic foot care, ingrown nails and orthotics. Full gait … View Profile

    Several possible causes. 1. A change in shape of the nail due to trauma(sides of the nail become involuted)
                                                   2. Incorrect nail cutting
                                                   3. Poor footwear
                                                   4.Involuted nail edges(sides of the nail grow in a curly fashion)
    Any one or more of these causes the nail edge to cut the skin, bacterial infection sets in,can lead to pus and inflammation and severe pain.

  • Dr Andrew Knox

    Podiatric Surgeon, Podiatrist (General)

    Dr. Andrew Knox is one of the most-highly qualified foot specialists in Australia, holding both a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and a Doctorate of Clinical … View Profile

    Good summary article here: http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2015/march/ingrown-toenails-the-role-of-the-gp/

    Best wishes

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