At Mobility on Mainway, our Chiropodist can help to treat that pesky Ingrown Toenail. Let us help you to be pain free!
An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the toenail, usually the big toe, grows into the skin next to it.
How to Fix an Ingrown Toenail
It depends on the severity of the ingrown nail. Most cases can be effectively treated with routine Chiropody treatment such as scheduled nail care. However, in some cases, when the ingrown is painful and inflamed, more invasive treatment may be required such as removal of the nail.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
There are a few treatment options for ingrown nails. When you visit a Chiropodist, you will be educated on proper nail trimming. For many clients, this is all that is required. However, in some cases where there is infection and swelling, ingrown nail surgery may be the best option. This procedure allows for permanent ingrown nail removal.
How to Prevent an Ingrown Toenail
Improper cutting of the nails can cause ingrown nails. When cutting your nails, trim them straight across without rounding the edges. Keep your toenails at a moderate length; avoid trimming to short. Ensure the corners of the nails are filed down so you don’t have any jagged edges. It is also important to avoid tight fitting shoes as they can put extra pressure on the toes which can lead to ingrown nails.
How to Remove an Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown nails should be assessed by a Chiropodist to determine the best course of action. The chiropodist can trim your nails and provide you with education on how to safely and properly trim them yourself or you may require more invasive treatment. This will be discussed at your appointment after assessing your feet.
At our Burlington foot clinic, our Chiropodist in Burlington is able to successfully and quickly treat your ingrown toenail to restore the function and aesthetics to your foot. Serving the Hamilton, Milton, Waterdown, Oakville, and Burlington areas of the GTA, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 289-245-6624.
Treatment by a chiropodist will likely involve debridement, or trimming down and removing debris and the dying nail.