Ingrown toenails

Doctor,

I get pedicures once every few months and noticed (regardless where I go) the pedicurist likes to cut the corners of the toe nails, almost diagonally. On the one hand it relieves pressure around the skin, but I find that when the nails grow back, they seem to grow more into the skin causing them to be ingrown. What do you recommend? Thank you

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. This is actually a very common complaint and issue I see among my patients. Cutting the corners is actually not recommended as this does increase the chance of the nail to become ingrown. I recommend to my patients that they cut the nails straight across and to not cut them too short. I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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