Understanding the Risks of Ingrown Toenails and How to Prevent Them
An ingrown toenail can be painful when the nail starts to dig into the surrounding skin, causing redness, swelling and possible infection. This condition is especially serious for people with diabetes due to insensate feet, impaired circulation, and slow healing rate.
Causes of ingrown toenail
- Improper nail trimming
- Pressure from ill-fitting shoes
- Biomechanical foot imbalances
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Trim toenails straight across as a preventative measure
Select the proper shoe style and size
Seek the help of your chiropodist
WHAT CAN CHIROPODIST DO?
Perform a physical examination
Remove the offending nail border
Prescribe appropriate medications, such as antibiotics
Perform nail surgery, if necessary
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The Brooklin Foot Clinic offers the following Chiropody Services to the Durham region, including Ajax, Brock, Brooklin,
Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge and Whitby.
Custom Made Orthotics | Swift Microwave Therapy For Plantar Wart | Theralase®: Cold Laser Therapy | Onyfix non-surgical nail correction |
Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) | Diabetic Foot Care | Orthopedic Footwear | Surgical Procedures/Injections | Compression Stockings |
Skin and Nail Conditions | Clear Toe Therapy – Toe Fx