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On average, people take 6,000 to 10,000 steps each day. With each step there are normal movement patterns that should be completed. When these patterns deviate from normal, a variety of conditions can often result.

Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail grows into the flesh rather than over it, a condition that often affects the big toe. Anyone can develop ingrown toenails.

  • Pain between the toenail and the flesh of the toe.

  • Cutting toenails too short
  • Curved or thick toenails
  • Congenital large toenails
  • Injuring or trauma to the toe
  • Repeated pounding of the feet as in running

Ingrown toenails should be treated as soon as it is recognized. In many cases, people with uninfected ingrown toenails can obtain relief with the following simple regimen:

  • Soak the feet in warm salt water
  • Dry them thoroughly with a clean towel
  • Apply a mild antiseptic solution to the area
  • Bandage the toe
  • Wear shoes that are long enough with a deep toe box or open-toed sandals.
  • See a doctor if the condition does not improve


  • Digital toe caps
  • Properly fitted shoes

Visit a Foot Solutions fit expert today for a free digital foot assessment, consultation and treatment recommendations for effective non-invasive solutions.


Christopher Cole, Licensed Board Certified Pedorthist
Karen Debitetto – Fitting Specialist

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