Ingrown Toenail

Podiatry located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Ingrown Toenail services offered in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Ingrown toenails can be agonizing when they penetrate deeply into the skin. If you have an ingrown toenail, contact the team at Montgomery Podiatry in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. You’ll receive expert care from experienced podiatrists offering innovative treatments such as the Onyfix® nail correction system. Call Montgomery Podiatry or schedule a consultation online today to learn how to resolve ingrown toenails for good. 

Ingrown Toenail Q&A

What is an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail is one where the edge of the nail digs into your skin as it grows. That happens slowly, so you may not even notice it to begin with. However, as the nail embeds itself deeper into your toe, it starts causing discomfort.

Left untreated, ingrown toenails can lead to throbbing toe pain that makes walking, wearing shoes or socks, and sleeping difficult.

Why would I get an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail stops following its proper path up the side of your toe. A common reason for this problem is cutting your toenails too short and trying to shape the edges. That encourages the sides of the nail to push into your skin.

Wearing tight shoes raises your risk of ingrown toenails. Other factors that increase your likelihood of having ingrown toenails include wider-than-average toenails or nails that have a natural curve in the corners.

If you spot an ingrown toenail, you can ease the discomfort by soaking your toe in warm water. Don’t try cutting the ingrown nail yourself, though, as it worsens the problem. Instead, visit Montgomery Podiatry for expert treatment.

How is an ingrown toenail treated?

Traditional methods of treating ingrown toenails include putting a splint under the nail to raise the ingrown piece away from your skin and surgically removing part or all of the affected toenail.

Montgomery Podiatry uses the Onyfix nail correction system to provide noninvasive ingrown toenail correction. Onyfix is an adaptable brace that affixes to your toenail. It’s an innovative, versatile product offering completely painless treatment of almost all kinds of ingrown toenails. The benefits of Onyfix include:

  • Rapid pain relief
  • Correction achieved through nail growth
  • No undue force on the ingrown toenail
  • Combinable, individually adaptable system
  • Suitable for children and people with diabetes
  • No restrictions on patient activities
  • You can swim and use a sauna
  • You can still use nail polish

Your podiatrist adapts the Onyfix brace to match your toenail and then fixes it to the nail. The brace guides the ingrown toenail back into its natural shape as it grows. Onyfix application and treatment are pain-free and ideal for people with recurrent ingrown toenails who want to correct the source of their problem.

To learn more about advanced treatments for ingrown toenails, call Montgomery Podiatry or schedule a consultation by completing the online form today.