Ingrown toenails are painful which can affect your quality of life and function. Ingrown toenails are mainly seen in big toes and most of the time there are signs of infection.
Know the Signs and Symptoms of Infected toe
Why ingrown toenails?
Sometimes an ingrown toenail is the result of trauma, such as stubbing your toe, having an object fall on your toe or engaging in activities that involve repeated pressure on the toes, such as kicking or running. Improper trimming. The most common cause of ingrown toenails is cutting your nails too short (especially on the sides).
General advise to teat your ingrown toenail at HOME:NOTE: If you have Diabetes, or taking anti coagulant medication IMMEDIATELY see your Podiatrist before attempting to treat it at home.
How to prevent ingrown toenails in future
When to see a Podiatrist?
Treating ingrown toenails at home can be hard as people might have difficulties bending forward to deal with the problem. They are very sore and treatment is always a challenge for most people. You should definitely see the nearest Podiatrist if:
Here at MediFeet Clinic we provide services to treat and manage ingrown toenails. For recurrent of ingrown toenails Nail Avulsion procedures are normally recommended. This procedure is done under local anaesthetics and your ingrown nail will be removed permanently (no nail growth on the sides).
Is the revolutionary way to treat ingrown toenails without the need for surgery!
How does Nail Bracing work?
Nail Bracing is applied on top of the nail and positioned in place by a Podiatrist. Once positioned Nail Bracing is then set using the bracing light. This enables the nail to regrow in its natural shape and alignment as the nail grows out. Nail Bracing remains in the place until the nail grows out while being adjusted regularly by your Podiatrist.
Nail Bracing Benefits
Is Nail Bracing permanent solution to ingrown toe nails?In 80-85% of patients, nail bracing successfully reshapes the nail’s alignment and restores natural growth.
Is Nail Bracing treatment painful? No, Nail Bracing is pain-free and requires no injections.
How long until the patient feels pain relief? The patient typically experiences some immediate pain relief after application, and a further in reduction in pain after 2-3 days.
How many applications of Nail Bracing are required?
· Initial Application: Apply Nail Bracing Natural Nail Restoration.
· Review 2 days post initial application to ensure it has been applied correctly.
· Review every 4 weeks for a total of 30 weeks. Ensure nail re-growth and nail plate alignment is tracking correctly. Touch ups of the nail as required.
· Repeat process as required based on severity of the involuted nail.
(1 cycle = 30 weeks)
Initial application: $100 excluding consult fee. Follow up appointments/touch ups $70 excluding consult fee.
Nail Bracing is claimable through your Private Health Insurance provider. Please check with Private Health Insurance provider for details (Item Number is F344).