We can all agree that ingrown toenails are no laughing matter. When they occur, they can be rather painful to endure along with the redness and swelling that often follows. While these most likely form in our big toes, it is possible for them to happen in all of our toes. Ingrown toenails form when the corner or edge of the toenail curves, growing into the skin that surrounds the nail. They are caused by trauma (such as stubbing your toe), wearing tight shoes, and cutting nails too short or at an angle. Mild forms of ingrown toenails are most often treated at home while the more serious cases require surgical assistance. If one forms, it is important to treat it as soon as possible to stop an infection from occurring. Here are five ways you can help relieve the pain of ingrown toenails from home.