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Ingrown Toenail

At Foot Foundation, we recognize the discomfort and pain caused by ingrown toenails. This condition occurs when the edge of the toenail grows into the surrounding skin, leading to redness, swelling, tenderness, and sometimes infection.

Understanding Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails typically result from improper nail trimming, tight-fitting shoes, injury, or genetic predisposition. When the toenail digs into the skin, it can cause pain and discomfort, often leading to inflammation or infection if left untreated.

Treatment Options

At Foot Foundation, we offer a range of effective treatments tailored to address ingrown toenails:

  1. Conservative Care: Trimming the toenail properly and advising on correct nail cutting techniques can alleviate discomfort and prevent further ingrowth.

  2. Onyfix Nail Bracing: This method involves the application of a specialized nail brace to gradually correct the nail's curvature, helping to prevent it from growing into the surrounding skin.

  3. Partial Nail Avulsion (Surgery): In more severe cases, our podiatrists may perform a minor surgical procedure to remove a portion of the ingrown toenail to allow proper healing.

Preventative Measures

We emphasize the importance of preventive measures to avoid ingrown toenails. Proper nail trimming techniques, wearing well-fitted shoes, and maintaining good foot hygiene can prevent the recurrence of this condition.

Ready to Relieve Ingrown Toenail Pain? Schedule a Consultation

Regain comfort and confidence in your steps by scheduling an appointment with our Foot Foundation podiatrists. We're committed to offering professional care and effective treatments to help you overcome ingrown toenails and restore healthy, pain-free feet.