Ohhh, the dreaded toe issue. Many have suffered, or are still suffering from ingrown nails. Usually it is the big toe and finding an answer can be daunting if a podiatrist is not seen.

There are many reasons why persons get ingrown toenails...tight shoes and vigorous exercise in compact sneakers being two of the most common. Regardless, no matter the cause, the condition is most uncomfortable and extremely painful at times. There are some nail technicians who make decisions to clip the nails by the problematic area, which is not advisable as it can prolong the situation. It just seems as if the nail just has a mind of its own and no longer follows the normal growth pattern and instead chooses to broaden its horizons and become a little too friendly with the skin beside it...or should I say become enemies and puncture the poor skin. Oh yes...I have been there before.