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Open

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Book Appointment

Sign Up for an Appointment

Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!
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Ingrown Toenails

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Overview

The skilled foot specialists at our clinic can effectively and safely treat ingrown toenails at any stage.  At Feet First Clinic, we offer an array of treatment options for ingrown toenails, from proper toenail care and trimming to surgical intervention. Our chiropodists will also provide follow-up and preventative nail care as needed.

To treat your ingrown toenail, contact us to book an appointment. At your appointment, the chiropodist will assess your ingrown toenail and determine the best course of treatment (see “Treatments” below for more information about our treatment options).  The chiropodist will also provide foot care advice for prevention, and to manage your ingrown toenail between treatments.  After your treatment, additional appointments will be made for follow-up, if needed.

Click here for more information about ingrown toenails.

Conditions Treated

Our chiropodists treat both infected and non-infected ingrown toenails at any stage.  Our ingrown toenail services can also treat the effects of the following conditions (which may cause ingrown toenails, or result in complications from ingrown toenails):

Feet First Clinic can help treat and prevent ingrown toenails by properly trimming and cutting your nails.

Treatment

Feet First Clinic offers the following treatment options for ingrown toenails:

  • Proper toenail care and trimming: Cutting toenails too short or at the wrong angle can cause ingrown toenails.  A chiropodist can properly trim and cut your toenails in a way that promotes proper nail growth.  This can be done to treat an existing ingrown toenail, or preventatively (see nail care).
  • Softening the skin, lifting the edge of the nail from the skin, and then propping the corner of the nail up over the skin edge until the skin heals.
  • Oral and topical antibiotics to prevent or heal infection.
  • Safely lancing and draining pockets of pus (the toe can be numbed first with a local anesthetic).
  • Onyfix: A specially formulated composite material applied in a band across the nail. It acts like a nail brace to correct the nail’s growth.
  • Partial nail avulsion (PNA): This is a surgical procedure where a narrow strip down the length of the affected side of the toenail is removed.  It is performed if other treatment options do not work.  Click here for more information about our surgical procedures.
  • Total nail avulsion (TNA):  This is similar to a partial nail avulsion, except the whole nail is removed.  This is a surgical procedure and is performed if other more conservative approaches are insufficient. Click here for more information about our surgical procedures.
  • Phenol:  This is a chemical that is applied to the root of the nail beneath the cuticle to prevent nail regrowth. It may be used during a PNA or TNA to prevent nail regrowth.

To book an appointment to treat your ingrown toenail, you can use our online booking form or contact us at 416-769-FEET (3338).  

While waiting for an appointment with a chiropodist to treat an infected ingrown toenail, the following may help to manage the infection and reduce pain:

  • Do not cut the toenail yourself as it may make the problem worse or make it more difficult for the chiropodist to treat conservatively
  • Foot soaks in (Epsom) saltwater bath
  • Gently clean the area of pus and blood
  • Apply sparing amounts of Polysporin ointment and cover with a bandage when going out
  • Wear shoes with a wide toe box to reduce pressures
  • Avoid injury and participation in sport activity which may exacerbate the problem (i.e.: running, soccer)
A chiropodist applying Onyfix treatment for an ingrown toenail
Onyfix is a new, innovative non-invasive treatment for ingrown toenails available at Feet First Clinic

Insurance & Coverage

Ingrown toenail treatment and procedures by a chiropodist are covered – in full or in part – by most private extended health benefits plans.  Each insurance company has their own stipulations about what and how much they will cover. If you are unsure about your benefits and coverage for chiropodist services, please contact your insurance company directly, or check with your employer’s HR department to receive a breakdown of your policy.

We recommend verifying your coverage directly with your insurance company prior to your appointment. 

Please note: Ingrown toenail treatments and procedures are not covered by OHIP.

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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.