Did you know that 20% of people going to see their primary healthcare provider for foot-related problems are suffering from ingrown toenails?
Mayo Clinic gives us a comprehensive definition of what ingrown toenails are:
“Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh.”
No lab testing or imaging is required to diagnose this condition that mostly affects the big toe. And thankfully, with the right ingrown toenails treatment, the situation can be remedied.
In this post, we discuss the benefits of one such therapy: the OnyFix® Nail Corrective System.
Benefit #1 Non-surgical ingrown toenail intervention
What is the fastest way to get rid of an ingrown toenail? Is it via an invasive or non-invasive treatment?
For many years, ingrown toenail surgery was a popular – but painful option for patients. Today, thanks to the revolutionary nature of the OnyFix® Nail Corrective System, foot specialists can now provide you with a non-invasive ingrown toenails treatment.
Those with a fear of needles and surgery can breathe a sigh of relief.
Benefit #2 Ingrown toenail nail shape correction
Will an ingrown toenail heal itself? No, it won’t. And leaving it as is can cause serious complications.
Left untreated, ingrown toenails can alter your nail shape and dig deeper into the surrounding tissue leading to inflammation and more pain. In worst-case scenarios, your walk might even be affected.
The innovative OnyFix® Nail Corrective System will help to systematically correct the distorted nail shape as your nails grow out naturally.
Benefit #3 Immediate ingrown toenail pain relief
There are cases in which new tissue begins to grow over the ingrown toenail – something which can cause much suffering.
This tissue is called a granuloma and can bleed, release the pus, and weep. Furthermore, the inflamed foot may also reek giving off an unpleasant smell.
Now, one of the reasons OnyFix® Nail Corrective System is our preferred go-to ingrown toenails treatment is because of the immediate pain and psychological relief our patients feel knowing that this condition is now being effectively dealt with.
Benefit #4 Suitable for all patients
The fact that OnyFix® Nail Corrective System is suitable for all is one of its major advantages.
Because ingrown toenails affect young and old across the board, having a non-invasive inclusive ingrown toenails treatment is a dream for any podiatrist.
This also means high-risk patients such as those suffering from diabetes are able to safely have this treatment administered without much discomfort.
Benefit #5 No lifestyle disturbances
If you were to opt for a surgical ingrown toenails treatment, you’d be required to take some sort of rest as part of your healing process.
There would be restrictions on the type of activities you can engage in, think no nail polish, no saunas, no foot spas. You may also be limited in terms of which sports you could do – possibly no swimming or running until your foot is well.
With the OnyFix® Nail, Corrective System life goes on as normal. Your routine is not disturbed in any way, shape, or form allowing you to return to your regular activities as soon you leave our office.
Ingrown and involuted nails don’t have to cause you to feel distressed anymore. Our experienced doctors at District Foot and Ankle are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an ingrown toenails treatment appointment.