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Ingrown Toenail Management

Management of painful ingrown nails

Ingrown toenails are painful as part of the nail is growing into the soft skin, causing irritation of the nerves and blood vessels. At times, it can cause a wound and lead to an infection. This can be avoided with regular care of the offending nail.

At Podiatry Quest,  we can help by removing the offending nail portion with minimal pain. We also provide Onyfix nail correction system that provides painless treatment to involuted and ingrown toenails. In the more persistent and significant cases, a simple procedure is performed to remove the nail portion permanently.

How We Can Help

Causes of ingrown toenails:

  • Poor nail care technique (cutting into the corners of nails)
  • Excessive pressure from tight poor-fitting shoes e.g high heels
  • Trauma to the nail
  • Abnormal nail shapes (curved and pincher-like)

An ingrown toenail is caused by a piece of nail protruding into the soft tissue around it. This can cause a wound, which can lead to an infection in the toe. If the ingrown toenail is minor, a simple conservative nail trimming may suffice.

At Podiatry Quest, we also provide Onyfix nail correction system. It is a revolutionary product that enables completely painless treatment of involuted and ingrown toenails. Onyfix is designed to correct the curvature of the toenail and alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with ingrown nails.

Onyfix nail correction bracing system is individualised to your nail, which is brought back to its natural shape as it grows. The application of the brace is pain-free during and throughout the entire treatment.

Benefits of Onyfix:

  • Pain-free treatment
  • Rapid pain alleviation
  • Corrects the nail through physiological nail growth
  • Highly effective
  • No restrictions on patient activities (incl. swimming/sauna)
  • Suitable for diabetics, high-risk patients, children and infants

In cases where the ingrown toenail is more serious or persistent, a minor ingrown toenail surgery is needed. This is an extremely effective management option and is highly likely to provide a permanent solution to ingrown toenails.

Information For First-time Clients

First time making an appointment with us? Read on!

What to expect at your Podiatry appointment

Your Podiatry appointment will include:

  • Listening: We listen to understand you, your activities, your challenges, and its impact on your life
  • Precise and informed diagnosis: We work with your referring doctor or healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition. We may also recommend diagnostic imaging like X-ray, MRI, ultrasound or further tests.
  • Addressing root causes: we alleviate your pain and tackle the underlying reasons for your condition.
  • Tailored management plan: We provide you with a personalised management plan, outlining your goals, diagnosis, timeline and care.

We are dedicated to empowering you towards an active and fulfilling life.

What to bring to your Podiatry appointment

  • Referral: A doctor’s referral is not required to see our Podiatrists. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
  • Footwear: Your regular footwear for work, exercise, and play. They help us understand you and your activities.
  • Previous results: If you have had imaging/ investigations, please bring the results with you.
  • Orthotic devices: If you have current or previous orthotics, please bring them along.
  • Clothing: We will get you to do some walking and activity as part of your assessment. Please dress appropriately if possible.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us prior to your appointment.

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Walk-ins are welcome!

Podiatry Quest – Holland Grove

Appointment basis; please reach out!

Free on-site parking

Bus 92 from Bouna Vista MRT

Monday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 1pm-5pm (alternate weeks)
Sunday: Closed

Podiatry Quest – Novena

Appointment basis; please reach out!

We are at Novena Square, just at the lift landing on level 3

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm (alternate weeks)
Sunday: Closed

Podiatry Quest – Harbourfront

Appointment basis; please reach out!

Lift lobby B provides easiest access to us

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am – 1pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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