Ingrown Toenail Treatment – Orangeville Foot Clinic

Those who are suffering from an ingrown toenail know how uncomfortable and painful it can be. We know that too and we do our best to give some relief to those “angry toes”.

We can conservatively and surgically treat your ingrown toenails.

We can also temporarily remove the spike to reduce the pain. If the ingrown toenail was to reoccur, we can also do nail surgery to permanently fix it.

We have Onyfix treatment that is a conservative and painless treatment for curved toenails.

If the ingrown toenail is infected, we will prescribe antibiotics.

Before jumping into surgery, we will introduce all the possible options and educate patients on how to cut and file their nails.

If it comes to surgery, depending on each case, we can do

  • Partial nail avulsion (PNA) with or without phenol*
  • Total nail avulsion (TNA) with or without phenol
  • Winograd Procedure

*Phenol Toenail Treatment

Phenol is an acid we use to burn the nail root (matrix), so it does not grow back on the ingrown side.

Phenol is often used for more severe ingrown toenails that don’t respond to other treatments. The phenol, in the form of trichloroacetic acid, is used to stop the nail from growing back on the ingrown side.

A study published in the medical journal, Acta Dermato-Venereologica, involved 172 people and found that 98.8 percent of those who received treatment with phenol cauterization had successful results.

Onyfix Treatment

The Onyfix nail correction system is a versatile and innovative product that enables completely painless treatment of almost all forms of involuted and ingrown toenails.

Our chiropodists can adapt the system individually and fixe it to your nail. After, your nail as it grows, will be brought back to its natural and normal state.

This is a completely pain-free process!

Other Ingrown Toenail Treatments

After evaluation of your ingrown toenail, we can recommend and provide a variety of treatments including the above that will best hep your particular situation.