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Dr. Harvey R. Danciger

Q
Do shoes cause ingrown toenails?

A

No they do not.  Shoes can aggravate the ingrown toenail and cause increased pain to the area.  If a shoe is too small it can cause increased pressure and the toenail may puncture the skin resulting in an abscess, or pus, forming with redness and pain.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle