WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE REASONS FOR AN INGROWN
OR INVOLUTED NAIL?

The cause of the problem needs to be resolved in the correct way in order to achieve long-term success with a nail correction system. The corners of the nails should not be cut too short.

Possible causes of Unguis incarnatus (ingrown toenail) or Unguis convolutus (involuted toenail):

    • Incorrectly cut nail plate (corners of the nails cut down too far)
    • Growth disorders (pincer nails)
    • Genetic disposition
    • Foot malformations
    • Toes that are too long
    • Valgus malposition on the big toe (leaning sideways/Hallux valgus)
    • Toes that cross over (Digitus superductus)
    • Shoes that are too tight
    • Shoes without much support
    • Overloading the feet
    • Severe sweat production
    • Overweight
    • Nail mycosis