Ingrown toenails occur when toenails grow into the nail folds in our feet, and it’s actually a very common condition in the world of podiatry. Ingrown toenails can happen because of one of three factors:

  1. Genetics. If someone else in your family has ingrown toenails, you’re more likely to get them.
  2. Athletics. Periods of high-activity, especially when shoes are tight, can cause the toenail to grow inwards.
  3. Nail Cutting. If you cut too far back when cutting your nails, an ingrown toenail could occur when the nail grows back.

Luckily, this condition can be treated through the use of several home remedies or by visiting your local podiatrist.

Dr. Tanno Kaur of Greater Washington Advanced Podiatry has some advice on how to get rid of ingrown toenails, offering insight on different treatment options for the condition.

Welcome back to Podiatry in Minutes, brought to you by Greater Washington Advanced Podiatry! Check out the latest episode of the miniseries below to learn how to rid yourself of this pesky problem.

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