Ingrown Toenail Treatment Services
An ingrown toenail is a condition in which the skin around the nail starts to grow over the nail and the nail grows into the skin causing immense discomfort and pain.
The affected region around the toe turns red, swells, and may also be filled with pus as a result of infection. An ingrowth can be caused due to various reasons, the most common being incorrect cutting of your toenails, wearing ill-fitting shoes, toe injuries, etc.
You may also have nails that naturally curve inwards due to genetic factors which puts you at a greater risk of nail ingrowth.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Ingrown toenails, when not so severe, can heal themselves. However, in more severe cases, it is advisable to get medical help. For infected ingrown toenails, a podiatrist can treat the infection and help your toes heal completely. Ingrown toenails can also be a recurring problem, especially for diabetics, so a podiatrist’s advice on how to keep your feet free from toenail ingrowth becomes imperative.
Home Remedies for Ingrown Toenail
• Soak the infected foot in salty water.
• Use tape or an adhesive bandage to pull the skin from around the nail.
• Repeat the process every day for a couple of weeks till the nail grows.
• While following this process, make sure to keep your feet dry as soaking would make the skin softer and easy to pierce.
How Can We Help
At Momentum Podiatry, you get the best of services when it comes to problems with your toes and feet. We have some of the most experienced podiatrists who can carry out the right kind of assessments and precisely diagnose your ailments. We understand that every patient is unique and their response to infections and treatments could also be unique.
We specialise in tailoring treatment and rehabilitation according to your body type and lifestyle. We can ensure that the treatment procedures are effective for your kind of problem and as painless and hassle-free as possible. We also strive to give you permanent solutions in addition to providing the right advice on how to maintain healthy toes and feet.
Differential Diagnoses Of Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails can lead to various other complications. Let us take a look at some of the most common ones.
Fungal infection of the toenail can be seen as a brownish-yellow spot under the nails. It causes the nails to thicken and crumble. Severe conditions may also result in swelling, bleeding and extreme pain around the infected nail.
Paronychia (Proximal Nail Fold Infection)
Paronychia is an inflammation of the nail folds as a reaction towards allergens or irritants. It can be seen as redness, tenderness and swelling around the nail folds. Though you can prevent Paronychia by moisturising the nail folds regularly, it can be treated only by intake of antibiotics.
Toenail ulceration is a serious condition in most cases and can take longer to heal. It can be treated with antibiotics or may also need surgery or debridement. People who are more susceptible to toe ulceration should visit a podiatrist regularly to maintain healthy feet and toes.
Benign tumours form under the nail plate and are attached to the nail bed or matrix. They can only be removed through surgery following which consultation from a professional podiatrist helps.
Other Toenail Services At Momentum
At Momentum, we specialise in foot care and provide more services related to the toenails. Our toenail services include
As a reliable podiatry practice, we have gathered enough experience and expertise in foot and ankle-related treatments. We also understand that every patient has unique requirements which pushes us to equip ourselves with specialised knowledge about the various kinds of foot-related ailments and their treatments. We also equip ourselves with the right kind of machines to run the right kind of diagnostics and obtain precise results.
This helps us counsel our patients effectively in addition to providing permanent solutions to most problems.
Momentum Podiatry is and has always been a customer-focused practice. We understand that our clients may have a similar problem but the way their bodies react to the problem and potentially to the treatments we provide could be different. This motivates us to look at each patient's problem individually and design a treatment plan that will be uniquely effective for you.
We take into consideration your lifestyle, your habits, preferences, body condition, etc. before writing you up a prescription and getting on with your treatment.
For more details, contact us today!