Why do we get ingrown toe nails?


I never had this problem until my 20s. Why all of a sudden? Why/how do we get them?

In: Biology

Ingrown nails may develop for many reasons. Some cases are congenital—the nail is just too large for the toe. Trauma, such as stubbing the toe or having the toe stepped on, may also cause an ingrown nail. However, the most common cause is tight shoe wear or improper grooming and trimming of the nail.