Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toe Nails Information and Treatment Products

Let Foot Solutions Help You Avoid Ingrown Toenails with Proper Care

Do you have ingrown toenails? Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail grows into the flesh rather than over it, and often affects the big toe. Anyone can develop ingrown toenails, as one of the leading causes of ingrown toenails is simply cutting your toenails too short. People with curved or thick toenails are also likely to develop ingrown toenails.

Causes of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can develop for many reasons. In some cases the condition is congenital, such as toenails that simply are too large. People who have curling toes, either from genetics or diseases like arthritis, are also prone to ingrown toenails. Often, trauma, like stubbing a toe or having a toe stepped on, can cause a piece of the nail to be jammed into the skin. Repeated trauma, such as the pounding to which runners typically subject their feet, also can cause ingrown nails.

Not taking care of your toenails could result in ingrown toenails. Prevention of ingrown toenails is the key.  Foot Solutions products are designed to treat and prevent this condition while providing relief. Foot Solutions offers several products like Nail Files, Toenail Scissors and other Pedicure products for the foot to help with ingrown toes.

The most common cause is cutting your toenails incorrectly, causing them to re-grow into the skin. Tight hosiery or shoes with narrow toe boxes can only make matters worse. If the skin is red, painful or swollen on the sides of the nail, an infection may be present. This occurs because the ingrown nail is often in a warm, moist and bacteria-rich environment. When the nail penetrates the skin, it provides a convenient entry for germs that can cause infection. Untreated, the nail can go under the skin, causing a more severe infection. In either case, the infection needs to be cured with sterile instruments and antibiotics.

Treatment and Prevention of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails should be treated as soon as it is recognized. In many cases, people with uninfected ingrown toenails can obtain relief with the following simple regimen:

  • Soak the feet in warm salt water
  • Dry them thoroughly with a clean towel
  • Apply a mild antiseptic solution to the area
  • Bandage the toe

Try our toe solutions to treat and prevent pain from ingrown toenails and avoid getting ingrown toenails in the future. Prevention is key, so cut your toenails the correct length and take proper care of your feet - all with help from Foot Solutions.