When it comes down to Ingrown Toenail Myths, the misconceptions surrounding them are bounteous. Ingrown toenails after all involve improper growth of a toenail, causing the nail to borrow into the skin. Today we’re going to give you some of the Ingrown Toenail Myths and facts and prove them wrong.
Myth: I won’t get an ingrown toenail if I trim my nails often.
Fact: Trimming your nails regularly is a good practice to do, but when it becomes a habit you do once a week or every day, you are increasing the risk of your toenail growing improperly and digging into the surrounding skin.
Myth: My shoes can’t cause an ingrown toenail
Fact: The shoes you wear can put you at risk for an ingrown toenail. If your shoes are too narrow, flat or tight, you may want to reconsider wearing another pair. Wearing shoes that don’t fit can put pressure on your big toe, resulting in an ingrown toenail.
Myth: It doesn’t matter what way I trim my nails
Fact: Curving your toenail to match the shape of the front of your toe can increase the risk of an ingrown toenail. Trim your toenails straight across and if you have a condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, visit your podiatrist to trim your nails.
Don’t let your foot suffer. If you notice your nail is growing into the surrounding skin, causing it to become red, swollen or infected, please give our office a call today at 702-407-2548.