What is An Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail is just a toenail that has grown into the skin around the nail. Painful? Yes, and it can become infected, too. People may cut their toenails too short and that can cause an ingrown toenail. If you have toenails like my Dad, the toenail grows inward towards your skin and that is what causes them to dig into the skin.