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I have recurring ingrown toenails on my big toe. Did shoes cause this? My pedicurist removes the edge but it always returns. The nail is also thicker?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Aggrevate probably

Chronic ingrown toenails usually will require surgical correction if they persist.
This can be performed in the office under local and usually without much, if any, down time. Have you podiatrist evaluate you problem and discuss options. Dr l.

In brief: Aggrevate probably

Chronic ingrown toenails usually will require surgical correction if they persist.
This can be performed in the office under local and usually without much, if any, down time. Have you podiatrist evaluate you problem and discuss options. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Genetics

There is a familial tendency to ingrown toenails.
If this is recurrent see podiatrist dom for permanent procedure with phenol to narrow nails.

In brief: Genetics

There is a familial tendency to ingrown toenails.
If this is recurrent see podiatrist dom for permanent procedure with phenol to narrow nails.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possible causes

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.

In brief: Many possible causes

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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several causes

You could be having recurrence due to genetics, digital structure, nail structure, shoes, or improper nail grooming.
See a foot specialist to find out why and determine if you are a candidate for correction.

In brief: Several causes

You could be having recurrence due to genetics, digital structure, nail structure, shoes, or improper nail grooming.
See a foot specialist to find out why and determine if you are a candidate for correction.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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In brief: Ingrown nail

There are many causes of ingrown nails.
The right thing to do is not let your pedicurist care for them. Rather , see your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. Only surgical correction will prevent the edge from recurring.

In brief: Ingrown nail

There are many causes of ingrown nails.
The right thing to do is not let your pedicurist care for them. Rather , see your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. Only surgical correction will prevent the edge from recurring.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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