A woman talks to a doctor while standing on one foot in a physical therapy office.

Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail occurs when the skin on the side of a toenail grows over the edge of the nail, or when the nail grows into the skin.

Ingrown toenails can develop for many reasons. Here are some examples:
• Toenails that are too large
• Toes that curl from arthritis
• Stubbing a toe or having one stepped on
• Frequent running
• Trimming nails incorrectly
• Excessively tight stockings
• Shoes with narrow toe boxes

Bedridden patients commonly develop ingrown toenails if the bed sheets are tucked-in tightly.

AFAS doctors and nurses can easily treat acute ingrown toenail

we can also help you prevent it from happening again in the future. Call to make an appointment.