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what causes ingrown toenails?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Improper cutting: Shoe pressure, deformity of nail do to trauma, and fungus.
Answered on Sep 22, 2015
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Several things: Injury, improper cutting of toenails, tight shoes.
Answered on May 31, 2015
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Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith commented
44 years experience Podiatry
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May 25, 2015
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Ingrown nail could develop due genetics or due to tight shoes, trauma, fungal toenail infections, and incorrect cutting of the nails. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If you develop pain or redness get it looked at by a professional.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Richard Taddeo
26 years experience Podiatry
They way they grow..: Or improper trimming
Answered on Sep 22, 2015

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