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Ingrown Toenails

Overview

Ingrown toenails are a common condition where the corner and side of the toenail grows into the soft flesh. At times, this can cause a wound. This leads to pain, swelling, and inflamed skin, which can sometimes result in an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe.

Proper nail care techniques and regular care of the offending nail can help prevent an ingrown toenail. In more serious cases, a simple surgical procedure may be required to remove the nail portion permanently. We also provide Onyfix nail bracing treatment. Onyfix is a painless nail correction procedure that provides correction to the shape of your nail, hence alleviating pain and providing a long lasting solution. It is highly effective and pain-free!

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About Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail may present as:

  • Pain and tenderness with or without pressure exerted on the flesh around the affected toenail
  • Redness and swelling around the toe
  • Infection of the toe

Causes:

  • Improper nail trimming techniques such as cutting toenails too short or not straight across
  • Trauma or injury to the toenail
  • Having very curved toenails
  • Wearing shoes with a tight toe box that crowd the toenails
  • Fungal toenail infection that cause a thickened and curved toenail

How We Help

To manage and prevent an ingrown toenail, we can help with the following:

  • Advising on proper nail trimming techniques. To prevent ingrown toenails, toenails should be trimmed straight across. Avoid curving your nails to match the shape of the front of nails. Keep your toenails at moderate length and do not trim them too short.
  • Shoe advice. Shoes that have a narrow and tight toe box places too much pressure on your toenails and may cause the nail to push into the surrounding skin. Selecting shoes with a wider and roomier toe box will help prevent this.
  • Removal of the offending nail portion. If you have a painful ingrown toenail, the offending nail portion needs to be removed to alleviate pain and symptoms. We can effectively remove the offending nail portion with minimal pain using special nail equipment. If the ingrown toenail is recalcitrant, a simple nail surgical procedure may be recommended. This involves removing the offending nail portion and applying a caustic chemical to prevent regrowth.
  • Onyfix nail bracing. Onyfix is a revolutionary treatment method for ingrown toenails where the nail shape is corrected. It is highly effective and a pain-free process. Not only does Onyfix help alleviate pain rapidly, it also provides a permanent solution to your ingrown toenail issue.

Have an ingrown toenail? Let us help you!

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