Your gait (the way you walk) and the way your foot functions can increase the risk of ingrown toenails. Feet that tend to roll inwards or excessively pronate will push off the side of the big toes, increasing forces on the sulci and nail plate. This causes nails to change shape and curve inwards increasing the risk of an ingrown nail.
The good news is by improving foot function, orthotics can help prevent curved and ingrown toenails. Orthotics reduce excess foot pronation and help your feet push off straighter through the big toe, which helps to reduce harmful forces on the sides of nails.
Our podiatrists are experts in custom orthotic prescription and at our Melbourne clinic we guarantee you 100% comfort through our custom orthotics guarantee.