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Everything you need to know about Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can be very painful and flat out annoying! Keep on reading to find out everything you need to know about them including the treatment options available to get rid of them.

An ingrown toenail occurs when your nail grows into the skin fold beside your nail. Your body will treat it like a foreign object and initiate an inflammatory response against it, resulting in a red, swollen, painful toe. In addition, because the skin barrier is now broken, you run the risk of an infection. How can you tell if you have an infection?

Look for:

  • pus (a cloudy yellow-ish white liquid),
  • increased tenderness
  • increased swelling and redness and tendencies for the area to bleed easily.

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To treat an ingrown toenail, start by doing foot soaks in a salt-water bath for approximately 10 minutes every night. Make sure to keep the toe clean, dry and covered with a small amount of Polysporin ointment and a bandage. Avoid trimming the nail yourself, which can lead to more problems. Your best bet is to book an appointment with a Chiropodist who will properly trim the toenail and prescribe an oral or topical antibiotic if needed. Depending on the severity and frequency of the ingrown toenail, either periodic visits for nail care or a minor surgery to permanently remove the offending nail edge may be recommended.

The surgery consists of numbing the toe with a local anesthetic, then removing the portion of the toenail that is growing into the skin, and finally, applying a chemical to the nail root to prevent regrowth. This procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Most people can drive home after, and it is recommended to reduce your activity for a day or so following the surgery.

 

To prevent ingrown toenails from occurring, don’t cut your toenails too short or too deep; rather cut your nails straight across and file the corners smooth. In addition, avoid wearing shoes that are too narrow for your feet. If you’re active, wear proper footwear for the activity and try to avoid injury. If you have trouble seeing or reaching your toenails or have been diagnosed with diabetes, seek a health care professional for all your foot and nail concerns. All in all, when you start to experience pain at your toe and suspect an ingrown toenail, don’t ignore the symptoms. The sooner you address the issue, the easier it is to treat and the better the outcome.

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Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.