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The Main Cause of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown nails may develop for many reasons and some cases are congenital, because the nail is just too large for the toe. They can also be caused by trauma and ill fitting shoes. The most common cause however is improper grooming and trimming of the nail. 

Trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes may set the stage for an ingrown toenail. Tapering the corners so that the nail curves with the shape of your toe may encourage your toenail to grow into the skin of your toe.  

Many people will have an ingrown toenail at some point in their lives. Using the right technique to cut your toenails can help prevent this. Here are some helpful tips for trimming your nails:

If you notice abnormal changes on your feet, call us at 203-791-0466 if you would like to have our Podiatrist Dr. Betschart examine your feet.

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Paul Betschart, DPM Dr. Betschart has over 26 years of experience in treating patients of all ages with all kinds of foot and ankle conditions. His mission is to provide you with helpful information about foot and ankle issues and the latest developments in healthcare.

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