Foot Health

Ingrown Toenail

Known to physicians as onychocryptosis, ingrown toe nails are a common, painful condition that occur when skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin. This condition is usually very painful and can be associated with infection of the toe. Some ingrown toenails are chronic, with repeated episodes of pain and infection. Irritation, redness, an uncomfortable sensation of warmth, as well as swelling can result from an ingrown toenail.

In some cases the condition is congenital, but often trauma and ill-fitting shoes can cause Ingrown Toenails. The most common cause is cutting toenails incorrectly, causing them to re-grow into the skin.

Shoes with a wide toebox that leave about 1/2" of space between the tips of the toes and the edge of the shoe can help prevent trauma that causes ingrown toenails. Also make sure the arch of the shoe hits your foot in the proper spot by aligning the widest portion of the foot with the widest portion of the shoe. Proper-fitting socks are also very important as tight footwear and hosiery can make matters worse.

Proper insoles for high arches can fortify proper foot alignment. Stability Insole can offer a stabilizing footbed for medium support to counteract high arch supination. The Supportive Cushioning insole can offer a high level of firm support. A Lateral Wedge is an over-the-counter accessory that redistributes weight away from the outside of the foot.

Many New Balance technologies such as N-Cap can offer cushioning and support.

New Balance Shoes for ingrown toenail

Recommended Shoes for Ingrown Toenail

We offer a wide range of New Balance footwear for a wide range of foot conditions. Click the buttons below to view recommended shoes for both men and women suffering with ingrown toenail.

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Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a diagnosis. A qualified allied medical professional should fit all therapeutic footwear purchases. These shoes are available over-the-counter with or without a prescription. Therapeutic footwear offered through this site does not treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. Always consult your physician for questions pertaining to your specific diagnosis and treatment protocol. Product Specialists will be happy to speak to you about any recommendations your doctor may have provided, or information regarding recommendations based on biomechanical principles. Please call 1.800.728.6247.

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