There are a number of potential reasons that toenails can grow crooked. This condition is most commonly termed an 'ingrown toenail'. One of the most common reasons for the occurrence of an ingrown toenail is wearing unsuitable footwear which constricts the toes. It may also be as a result of an injury to the toe, cutting the toenails too short or not cutting the toenails straight across. Alternatively the sufferer may simply be unfortunate enough to have toenails that grow like that naturally.
- Is this condition preventable?
- How about treatments?
- What if the toenail is 'too far gone'? Will it need to be amputated?