ingrown toenail

Signs that may indicate the formation of an ingrown toenail include redness, pain, swelling of the surrounding skin, possible bleeding or oozing of pus, and an overgrowth of the skin around the nail. The surrounding skin may also feel tender and become swollen or hardened. Most ingrown toenails are diagnosed by a simple physical exam; however, an x-ray may be required to show how deep the nail has grown into the skin of the toe.

Many factors influence the likelihood of developing an ingrown toenail. The most common way ingrown toenails are formed is due to an incorrect method in how the toenails are trimmed. If you cut your toenails too short or cut them at an angle, you’re putting yourself at risk of getting this condition. Another main factor that contributes to ingrown toenails is the choice of footwear. Those who commonly wear tightly fitted shoes, such as high heels, that do not give the toes enough room, put too much pressure on the big toes. This can create an ingrown toenail. To alleviate the pain, a small piece of cotton may be fitted underneath the nail. However, in more serious cases, total removal of the nail may be necessary.

For a proper diagnosis and advised treatment plan, we recommend you seek the care of a podiatrist as soon as you notice the warning signs of an ingrown toenail.

onyfix for ingrown toenails

The Onyfix nail correction system is an innovative treatment for ingrown toenails that is completely painless. Custom-tailored to you and your nail, Onyfix guides your nail back into a natural shape as it regrows.

The Onyfix nail correction system uses a hardened composite to guide your ingrown nail’s growth. After the affected nail is prepared by your podiatrist, the Onyfix composite is then spread onto the nail and shaped prior to hardening. This hardened composite ensures that the desired shape is maintained as the nail grows. When treatment is completed successfully, the Onyfix nail correction system is then removed.

Onyfix Benefits:

  • Pain-free treatment
  • Rapid pain alleviation
  • Corrects the nail through physiological nail growth
  • Effective without exerting force on the nail
  • Combinable and individually adaptable system
  • Effectiveness confirmed by a study
  • Particularly suitable for diabetics
  • No restrictions on patient activities (incl. swimming/sauna)
  • Nail polish can still be used

To learn more about the Onyfix nail correction system and see whether it can work for you, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.