Ingrown Toenail Surgery in Mississauga & More
Dealing with an ingrown toenail or a fungal infection can be a painful experience, which is why we offer ingrown toenail surgery in Mississauga. Fortunately, we are experts at treating these conditions, and our foot specialist in Mississauga can help you get back on your feet in no time.
Onychocryptosis / Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails are one of the most frequent nail disorders. They may negatively influence daily activities, cause discomfort and pain, which can limit your daily movement. Caused by a nail that penetrates the skin, this condition can cause infections with swelling, increased warmth and pain, redness, drainage of pus or a watery discharge tinged with blood.
For more than 1,000 years, many different treatments have been proposed. Today, conservative and surgical methods are available, which, when carried out with expertise, are able to treat the disease. Packing, taping, gutter treatment, and nail braces are options for relatively mild cases, whereas ingrown toenail surgery is exclusively done by physicians. Phenolisation of the nail matrix is now the safest, simplest, and most commonly performed method with the lowest recurrence rate. Whether you are in need of pain relief or require ingrown toenail surgery in Mississauga, contact us today to find out how we can help. Call 905-916-3668, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improper cutting of toenails
Abnormal shape of the nail
Trauma to the nail or toe
Infection that can spread to the foot, leg or bloodstream
Loss of the nail plate due to infection
Chronic ingrown nails can cause deformity to the nail plate and surrounding tissue
Serious complications in diabetics, who should consult with our specialists immediately
Ingrown toenails can often be treated with a simple procedure that removes the piece of nail. If chronic problems persist, removing part or the entire nail is an option through the means of ingrown toenail surgery at our Mississauga clinic.
Onychomycosis / Fungal Nail
This common condition is an infection of the bed and plate under the surface of your nail. Fungi called dermatophytes attack the nail and thrive off of keratin, your nail’s protein substance. Your nail will likely become thicker and take on a yellowish-brown colour. There may be an associated foul odour and debris collected under your nail plate.
Foundation Chiropody can diagnosis your condition quickly and provide a treatment plan that may include the following:
- Topical medications
- Oral anti-fungal medications approved by Health Canada. These offer shorter treatment times but may have unwanted side effects
- Ingrown toenail surgical treatment to remove infected portions and to allow direct application of a topical antifungal
- Permanent removal of painful nail
Wash feet with soap and water and dry thoroughly
Wear shower shoes in public areas when possible
Change shoes, socks or hosiery daily
Use a foot powder with talcum (not cornstarch) or an anti-fungal agent
Wear properly fitting shoes
Discard old shoes
Alternate your footwear if possible
Do not apply nail polish to nails suspected of being infected
For more information on our range of foot and nail services, including ingrown toenail surgery available in Mississauga, you can contact our clinic today!