If you have noticed redness, pain or swelling on your toes, it could be a sign that you have an ingrown nail. At the Davisville Foot Clinic, our team offers ingrown nail surgery in Toronto. Caused by an imbalance between the size of the nail and the enlargement of the nail skin edge, ingrown nails can be painful and exacerbated by improper nail trimming. We provide patients with the right treatment in the form of surgery or bracing depending on the severity of your condition.
Depending on the severity of your condition, Davisville Foot Clinic offers two effective ingrown toenail treatment options:
Surgery for ingrown toenails can be completed for the offending nail border or the entire nail. There are several types of surgery available, which include temporary resection and removal, detachment or permanent elimination. Surgery is used for chronic and recurrent situations. Depending on the type of surgery, you may require anesthesia, and there is some short-term recovery you’ll undergo.
Bracing for ingrown toenails is a safe, simple and cost-effective way to avoid surgical procedures. There is no recovery period, and you are able to wear your existing shoes immediately after treatment. Nail braces are made of wire or bands, which are applied over the surface of the nail and curved under the edges to prevent the nail from rubbing against your skin.
Call the Davisville Foot Clinic to schedule an appointment for ingrown nail treatment.