Ingrown nail

Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides

dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation,

redness, and swelling. Usually, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes,

however, one or both corners or sides curve and grow into the flesh. The big toe is

the most common location for this condition, but other toes can also become


Ingrown toenails may be caused by the following:

Improperly trimmed nails


Shoe pressure; crowding of toes

Repeated trauma to the feet from normal activities

The following symptoms may be present with ingrown toenails:


Redness and swelling



Prominent skin tissue (proud flesh)