ingrown nail


A condition of the fingers and toes in which the nail grows into the sides of the tissue around the nail; improper filing of the nail and poor-fitting shoes are two causes of this disorder.

Keywords:   ingrown toenails     nail diseases  

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Something to Talk About: Ingrown Toenails

April 22, 2014

Pesky and painful, ingrown toenails are often the result of improper filing or ill-fitting shoes. Here are a few ways to deal with this common culprit.

Under the Microscope: Ingrown Toenails

November 21, 2011

Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care — and infection may follow.

Ingrown Toenail Myths Debunked

October 1, 2009

When it comes to ingrown toenails and how to treat them, misinformation abounds. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers this list of myths you may hear from clients and how to counter them.

21st Century Tools: Multitask Implements

October 1, 2008

Multitasking is a way of life in today’s high-speed world, and nail implements are no exception. From double-sided nail art brushes to triple-tasking pterygium removers, the ingenuity behind these inventions makes you wonder what they’ll think of next. Here’s a sampling of some of the latest multitask implements to help you speed through your workday.

Growing Pains

August 1, 2005

Cutting toenails improperly and wearing ill-fitting shoes may be invitations for an ingrown toenail, but there are other causes nail techs should also know about.

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