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Question: Onychocryptosis

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Which of the following is a risk factor for ingrown toenails?

pemsou5_wp • February 12, 2019

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  1. Kelly February 12, 2019 - 12:15 pm Reply

    A) Obesity
    Ingrown toenails (fancy name onychocryptosis) are very common, particularly starting in adolescence when increased foot perspiration is a risk factor. Other risk factors include obesity, cutting nails too short, in a rounded pattern, or in a V-shaped pattern, tight-fitting shoes, minor great toe trauma (stubbing the toe), increased force during ambulation / activity, hereditary predisposition, and medical conditions that cause lower extremity edema.

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