Ingrown nails are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of the nail grooves, leading to irritation, redness, swelling and infection. Usually, toenails grow straight, but sometimes one or both corners curve and grow directly into the flesh. The big toe usually falls victim to this condition, but other toes can also become affected. Don’t worry if you have an ingrown toenail, visit The Foot Clinic for help. Our experienced podiatrists offer dependable ingrown toenail treatment in Toronto.
Ingrown toenails may be caused by:
Improperly trimmed nails
Repeated trauma to the feet from normal activities
Pressure from ill-fitting shoes
How Can We Help?
If you suspect an infection due to an ingrown toenail, immerse the foot in a warm salt water soak, apply an antiseptic and bandage the area. People with diabetes, vascular disease or other circulatory disorders must avoid any form of self treatment and seek podiatric medical care as soon as possible. We resect the ingrown portion of the nail, perform a procedure to prevent the ingrown nails from getting infected.
You can also contact us for custom-made foot orthotics in Toronto.