An ingrown toenail occurs when the top corner or side of your toenail grows into the flesh next to it. It happens most commonly on your big toe, due to things like wearing shoes that are too tight, cutting nails too short, or injuries. Some children just have toenails that naturally grow in a curve.
Sometimes removal of the nail is the best option. If at-home treatments aren’t working, it may be time to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. They will discuss treatment, options, and aftercare with you.