An ingrown toenail occurs when the side of the toenail grows into the skin which can result in pain and infection. More commonly it affects the big toenails, but can occur on any toenail.
As soon as there are signs of an ingrown toenail it is best to get it addressed to prevent infection and avoid further complications. A Podiatrist can relieve your discomfort at the first appointment.
If there is reduced blood flow to the feet you are at greater risk of complications of ingrown toenails.
There are a variety of treatments a Podiatrist can use to reduce the discomfort of an ingrown toenail depending on the severity. These include:
This treatment is a versatile and new product that enables painless treatment of involuted and ingrown toenails.
A Podiatrist can adapt the system individually and fixes it to your nail, which will then guide it into its natural shape as it grows.
It consists of a primer which acts as an adhesion
The benefits of onyfix include:
When an ingrown toenail becomes recurring, surgery is likely to be the best option. It is recommended if non-invasive and conservative treatments are unsuccessful. Surgery involves removing the nail edge under local anesthetic and is a permanent solution to avoid continual discomfort. To prevent nail regrowth the nail is phenolised at the base.
It is a quick procedure (just 45 to 60 minutes) which a Podiatrist can undertake at the clinic. After healing it will look like a normal nail, with a quick recovery time.
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