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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Es: As the ragged toenail grows out it gets caught in the skin and becomes ingrown.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes an ingrown toenail?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
See below. : Most commonly nail being cut too short or incorrectly. Toenails should normally be cut straight across and not with rounded corners. They should not be cut lower than skin. Other common causes are trauma, tight shoes or heredity. Some congenitial conditions or syndromes may cause this as well.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes ingrown toenails?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Improper cutting: Shoe pressure, deformity of nail do to trauma, and fungus.

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Last updated Jun 22, 2014

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