Serving the Mississauga and Brantford, ON areas
Ingrown Toe Nails: Real causes, Permanent Painless Treatment
They are not your Fault!
Without question the most common cause of ingrown toenails is instability in the foot structure causing the great toe to lock at toe off producing abnormal pressure on the side of the toe. Over time this pressure influences the growth pattern of the toenail until the increasing curvature results in the nail puncturing the tissue.
While they are common, ingrown toenails can be very painful. When trimming your nails, avoid tapering the corners so that the nail curves with the shape of your toe. The sides of the nail will curl down and dig into your skin. Shoes that are too tight or short also may contribute to or aggravate ingrown toenails.
Ingrown toenail start out hard, swollen and tender, and later, may become sore, red and infected. Your skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.
Short term management: Soaking your foot in warm, salt water several times each day may help minimize the discomfort from an ingrown nail. Also, you can try inserting some cotton or waxed dental floss between the nail and your skin. To permanently address the condition Please contact our office to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.
Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed if an infection is present. Where the situation is chronic a part of your ingrown toenail (partial nail plate avulsion) may need to be surgically removed. The procedure involves injecting the toe with an anesthetic and gently removing the ingrown part of the toenail. This procedure is largely unique to podiatrists and chiropodists, producing the highest levels of success which if performed correctly with good aftercare will be painless and results in an aesthetically normal looking nail in most cases.
Unfortunatly they do not get better on their own, they get worse!.
Dont wait contact our office and get the condition solved perminently.