22 07 / 2019

Ingrown Toenails In Elders

By |2019-07-22T11:53:30-07:00July 22nd, 2019|

Elderly people might develop an ingrown toenail if they have trouble maintaining their nails, or wear ill fitting shoes. If an elder has an ingrown, they might have trouble walking or putting on their shoes. They might also experience pain and risk contraction of an infection until they are treated. If you are an elder [...]

18 07 / 2019

Treating Your Child’s Ingrown Toenail

By |2019-07-18T11:55:28-07:00July 18th, 2019|

If your child approaches you with a red, swollen toe, it might be an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenails are very common and are usually caused by ill-fitting shoes or trauma. With a child’s daily agenda filled with playing and constantly growing it would not be a surprise if your child has developed one by stubbing [...]

16 07 / 2019

Are Ingrown Toenails Hereditary?

By |2019-07-16T12:17:12-07:00July 16th, 2019|

Though ingrown toenails are usually developed from wrong footwear or trauma, they can also be hereditary. This is called onychocryptosis which is a condition where the corner or side of your nail is growing into your skin. Since ingrown toenails may occur from the shape of the toe or nail, this trait can then be [...]

15 07 / 2019

Treating Ingrown Toenails at Home

By |2019-07-15T15:34:23-07:00July 15th, 2019|

So you see that you have an ingrown toenail and have searched Google to find out your options. The first step is to begin at home care to see if the problem can be alleviated, here are a few things you can try: Soaking the foot in epsom salt/ tea tree oil/disinfecting oil Washing the [...]

12 07 / 2019

How to Care for Your Feet

By |2019-07-12T15:10:43-07:00July 12th, 2019|

The best way to decrease your chances of developing an ingrown toenail are to maintain healthy feet by giving them proper care and keeping them clean. Here are some easy tips and habits that you should develop in order to keep your toes healthy and problem free! Constantly checking your toes for fungal infection or [...]

11 07 / 2019

How Do You Ease the Pain of an Ingrown Toenail?

By |2019-07-11T11:45:12-07:00July 11th, 2019|

An ingrown toenail can be a very painful condition that feels even worse when you put on shoes or have to walk around. Luckily, there are a few ways to ease the pain: Soaking your feet in warm water with one cup of Epsom Salt  Using cotton or floss to lift the nail after your [...]

4 07 / 2019

Ingrown Toenail Pus?

By |2019-07-11T11:46:15-07:00July 4th, 2019|

An ingrown toenail can be a harmless injury from stubbing your toe,  but can easily turn into a medical problem if it begins to show symptoms of infection. An infection may develop from ignoring the ingrown until it gets worse, infections caused by fungi, and the conditions of your shoewear.  Infections are also more bound [...]

2 07 / 2019

Pedicures and Ingrown Toenails

By |2019-07-02T11:57:58-07:00July 2nd, 2019|

Pedicures are a place for relaxation and rejuvenation but may also put you at higher risk of getting ingrown toenails. When nails are not cut properly, they have a greater chance of becoming ingrown which can cause a lot of pain for the person receiving the pedicure. This may occur when the pedicurist files the [...]

27 06 / 2019

Sandals, Beach Pails, and… Ingrown Toenails?

By |2019-06-27T12:06:41-07:00June 27th, 2019|

Hot weather and closed-toe shoes can be an unpredictable duo recipe for disaster that can increase your chances of an ingrown toenail, a painful and troublesome condition. Ingrown toenails can be caused by a variety of factors, but summer is when ingrown toenails can occur more often.   Stimulated by the heat during the summer, the [...]

25 06 / 2019

Athletes and Ingrown Toenails

By |2019-06-25T10:54:57-07:00June 25th, 2019|

Athletes, especially those who play soccer or run track, are prone to ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails develop when the nail grows to the side and burrows into the flesh of the toe. This can cause pain and swelling that can disturb the athlete’s performance. There are several factors that cause ingrown toenails, including wearing the [...]