Make sure you keep your toenails trimmed.
At the first hint of toe pain, check your toenails. You wouldn’t ignore the red “oil light” on your car dashboard, so don’t ignore toenail pain. They are both telling you something needs to happen.
Most of us at the first signs of any kind of pain do nothing about it. We actually will wait, try to not experience it, not feel it. This will have the nail become more ingrown and get worse, possibly even infected. Don’t wait. As soon as you feel any kind of pain around the toenail area, have the piece cut out that is starting to get ingrown while it is still a mild situation. If you don’t, the nail keeps growing and the situation only gets worse and harder to correct.