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Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail can occur when the edges of the nails curl into the flesh of the toe. It is painful and if left untreated it can become infected and lead to severe inflammation and pain in the toe.

Nail problems can be caused by trauma, tight footwear, excessive flattening of the foot causing rotation of the toe, self treatment with scissors or congenital problems associated with the flesh at the sides of the toes.