Ingrown Toenails Can Result from Not Trimming Them Often Enough: MD Podiatrist

Lack of flexibility and specific health conditions can be factors why people don’t trim their toenails, says Dan Michaels, DPM. “For some people over time, as they age, being flexible enough to reach your feet becomes challenging,” she explains. “Also, certain people have health conditions like a previous stroke, spinal bifida, or rheumatoid arthritis, that changes the shape of your feet and makes it harder to trim your nails. 
Sometimes people’s nail shape can change over time, and nail trimming which was once painless becomes extremely painful. “If people don’t trim their nails often enough, ingrown nails can become a problem,” warns Dr. Michaels. “As toenails becomes very long, they tend to curl and will grow into the skin.”