Cutting a V-shape into an ingrown toenail helps

Did you know that cutting a “V” shape into a toenail won’t actually help with the pain of an ingrown toenail? The nail grows from under the nail cuticle and grows out in a forward direction, so cutting a “V” shape won’t stop the nail from impacting in the corner. However, there are ways to prevent ingrown toenails. One tip is to ensure no sharp corners are left after nail cutting – instead, cut the nail straight across and file the corners. This can be helpful for some people. Additionally, managing foot moisture can also be beneficial. If you’re experiencing pain from an ingrown toenail, don’t hesitate to seek the help of a podiatrist. They can provide you with the knowledge and assistance you need to manage the pain and prevent future occurrences. Your feet deserve to be taken care of, so don’t wait – book an appointment today!