By: Stratton Mandirola
Causes of an ingrown toenails consist of an injury, poorly fitting shoes, and improper grooming of the feet, for example cutting the nail to short. Symptoms from and ingrown toenails can be infection, pain, and swelling. There are various types of treatments, including self-care, soaking, avoidance of shoe pressure on the toenails, proper methods to trim the nails, and various surgical treatments. Sometimes antibiotics may be required. Suffering from ingrown toenails is relatively common. Athletes are susceptible. To prevent this malformation one should wear a properly fitted shoe, not too small or too big and use care when trimming toenails not to cut them too short. It also helps to clean your nail clippers after use.