What is it?
Proper name: Onychochryptosis
Ingrown toenails are toenails whose edges grow into the flesh of the toe, causing pain, redness, and swelling.
What is the Cause?
There are several reasons that you might develop an ingrown toenail. Cutting your toenails incorrectly, genetics, if your toes curl (possibly due to arthritis), stubbing your toes, and even very narrow shoes.
Early treatment is your best friend and can prevent the ingrown toenail from getting infected. A Chiropodist can carefully trim the side of the affected toenails, so it does not grow into the toe.