CAUSES OF INGROWN TOENAILS
The primary cause of ingrown toenails is ill-fitting footwear, which causes your nails to grow in a potentially harmful way. Other factors such as poor nail maintenance or bad pedicures can contribute. You may have a genetic predisposition for ingrown toenails depending on the way your feet form.
The symptoms of ingrown toenails including swelling, redness, infected drainage, pain, and discomfort along the sides of the toenail which increases with pressure. This pain can become unbearable, which limits your daily mobility, if not properly treated.