Suffering with an ingrown toenail you can’t get rid of?
An ingrown toenail is a condition that occurs when the edge of the toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling and redness. It can limit our ability to walk, stand or wear shoes comfortably and can even lead to infection if left untreated.
The pain from an ingrown toenail can range from mild discomfort to severe throbbing pain, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks. Additionally, the affected area can become tender to the touch, making it uncomfortable to wear shoes or put pressure on the affected toe.
Ingrown toenails can occur due to various reasons such as trauma, tight-fitting footwear and improper nail cutting. Other factors include swelling of the feet, lack of regular foot hygiene and infections of the nail or nail bed.
By understanding the causes of ingrown toenails we hope you take the necessary preventative measures that can help you take better care of your feet, but if you’re experiencing pain, our team of skilled and caring podiatrists are ready to help!
We can help with painful ingrown toenails
We believe that everyone should walk through life with comfort and confidence. What better way to help ensure this than by taking great care of your feet, the foundation of your movement.
We understand ingrown toenails can be painful and can treat your ingrown toenail problems quickly and easily, restoring your feet to normal and eliminating pain and discomfort.
We offer a variety of treatments depending on whether it’s a minor or severe condition. From conservative to surgical treatments, we are ready to help you achieve optimal foot health.
These treatments include:
- Conservative treatment to clear the ingrown portion of the affected nail.
- Nail bracing using our OnyFix system.
- Ingrown toenail surgery to permanently remove the ingrown portion of the toenail. This may be a suitable solution for ingrown toenails that continue to recur despite conservative treatment.
If you are suffering from ingrown toenails and need help fast, book an appointment today.
When you visit us, you can trust our treatments will prevent continued discomfort and relapse.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if you ignore an ingrown toenail?
If you don’t address it, your ingrown toenail will become infected.
The nail will eventually dig into the skin on the toe, causing inflammation and swelling at the corner of the nail plate. As a result, the corner of the nail will leak blood, pus, or both. This will perpetuate and worsen the infection. An untreated ingrown toenail can even lead to a bone infection, open sores, foot ulcers and many more.
What are the symptoms of an ingrown toenail?
The common symptoms of an ingrown nail include swelling, redness, infection, inflamed skin, pain and tenderness. Fluid or pus may also accumulate in the area if it becomes infected, as well as symptoms that get worse rather than better.
If you experience any of these symptoms or are concerned about long term effects of this condition, book an appointment with us today to prevent further pain from happening.
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