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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one's toenail grows into the soft flesh of that toe. People who have curved or thick nails are most susceptible, although anyone can suffer from ingrown nails as a result of poorly fitting shoes, injury or improper grooming of the feet. Diabetics and those with vascular problems or numbness in the toes need to be more cautious in treating and preventing ingrown toenails because they can lead to serious complications, including the risk of losing a limb.

The signs and symptoms of an ingrown toenail include: