We fix ingrowing toenails
Ingrowing toenails can be a terribly painful foot problem that can significantly affect your quality of life and perform your normal day to day activities.
Our podiatrists can help with general podiatry care to prevent ingrowing toenails, straighten the nails with Onyfix nail bracing and we also perform minor, in-rooms procedures to eliminate the problems permanently.
Ingrown toenails hurt
Ingrown toenails can be a very painful and dangerous condition. These seemingly "minor" problems can really affect your ability to work, exercise and even sleep properly.
For many people, ingrown toenails can start after they cut their toenails, following minor trauma to the nail or after accidentally tearing the toenail off.
Once this happens, a small spur can be left in the corner of the nail. As the nail grows, this spur can dig into the skin next to the nail and cause a small wound to develop.
As toes and feet tend to have a higher bacterial load than other parts of the body, these wounds can become easily infected. Once the infection develops, the toe can become very painful, swollen and red. Often pus will develop and a small abscess can form deep in the nail edge.
This is a classic ingronw toenail!
Prevent the pain of ingrown toenails
For people who regularly suffer from ingrown toenails, regular care by your podiatrist can really help stop the pain of ingrown toenails.
Some people's toenails are shaped in a certain way that makes it difficult for them to safely cut them. With these types of nails, it's really easy to cause a little damage to the skin about the nail or to leave a sharp spike on the edge of the nail. In both of these situations, an ingrown toenail can be the end result.
Once the nail begins to dig into the skin or the skin is damaged, it is easy for the bacteria that normally live on the skin of the feet to get in and cause an infection.
For some people, this infection may be a minor annoyance where for others, an infection like this could cause and major problem.
To correct your ingrown toenail
There are several ways the Podiatrists at Complete podiatry can help fix your ingrown toenails. In most cases, simple nail care in the clinic may be all that's needed while for others, a small in-rooms procedure may be required to permanently fix your ingrown toenail.
Our Podiatrists can thoroughly assess your problematic toenail and give you the best advice on how to manage your ingrown toenail.
One of the most advanced options for managing ingrown toenails is the Onyfix Ingrown Toenail Bracing System.
The Onyfix nail correction system utilises a state of the art acrylic composite that is specifically designed to adhere to the toenail. As the toenail grows forward, the composite acts like a ‘brace’ to prevent the toenail from curling.
This pain-free treatment has helped many clients live more comfortable lives free from ingrown toenail pain.