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Causes

Ingrown toenails can be caused by many conditions that include:

  • Pressure. Pressure from tight-fitting shoes or high heels cause toe compression and lead to abnormal growth of the nail.

  • Improper trimming. Improper trimming of toenails which causes the nails to dig into the skin.

  • Nail disorders. Nail disorders, such as fungal infections can deform the nail making it thicker and wider causing the nail to irritate the skin.

  • Repetitive trauma. Repetitive trauma to the nail also is a known culprit of ingrown nails.

  • Genetic component. Unfortunately there is a genetic component. Some people have incurvated or rounded nails that irritate and dig into the skin which can increase the chances of developing ingrown nails as well as an infection.

If you think you have an ingrown toenail or if this runs in your family, call us for an evaluation. The sooner the better.

Our United States Doctors

Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

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Physimed Building
6363 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 102
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4T 1Z9
Phone: 514-747-FOOT (3668)
Fax: 514-747-2229

Our Quebec Doctors

 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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