Ingrown Toenail Braces — How A Chiropodist Can Help
Nail bracing for ingrown toenails is a safe, simple, and inexpensive treatment option that avoids surgery, requires no anesthetic, requires no recovery period, allows wearing the existing shoes, offers immediate relief from pain, and allows the practice of daily activities.
Nail braces are medical devices, similar to dental braces which use tension to exert a change in tissues.
Braces can be used for prolonged periods of times. If recurrence occurs, reapplication of bracing is usually required.Chronic curved and ingrown toenails are painful and can greatly affect your enjoyment of life.
There is a wide variance in the severity of ingrown nails, and thus a wide range of treatment options. These range from simple warm salt water soaks, to nail packing, nail removal and in chronic, unstable cases surgical removal of the ingrown nails.
Ingrown toenails are often caused by genetic predispositions. However, ingrown toenails may also develop when the toenail is not trimmed properly or when you wear inappropriate shoes. Ingrown nails are very painful and may get infected.
To avoid unpleasant surgical interventions, chiropodists and podiatrists offer many treatments for deformed or ingrown toenails. Corrective nail braces are medical devices, similar to dental braces which use tension to exert a change in tissues. The application of a custom nail brace takes only a few minutes, and can fully fix problems with your toenails. Within a certain time after the application of nail braces, the treated nail is often completely straightened.
The active adhesive brace we use in the office is an innovative treatment for ingrown or involuted toenails. This treatment is suitable almost for everybody including kids and diabetics. This is an ideal treatment for patients where surgery is not a good alternative, and simply those that wish to avoid surgery. With this simple method, you can often avoid surgical interventions. The results are visible in a short time and are generally completely painless.
The nail adhesive brace immediately adjusts to individual shapes of nails and therefore helps to relieve patients´discomfort in a majority of cases. The application only takes about 10 minutes, and most people experience no discomfort. Another advantage, unlike surgery, is that this treatment does not bring any restrictions on your life. This means no days off work, sports or swimming.
Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh, is a Registered Chiropodist and Foot Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years.
Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals who specialize in treating conditions of the foot. In Ontario, there are 600 Registered Chiropodists and only 60 Podiatrists.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education before they get their professional designation. Chiropodists do complete case management of almost foot problems, including assessment, treatment and ongoing care.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh treating a patient with foot pain, improving proper foot functioning and overall well-being.
I provide a full assessment, biomechanical exams and gait analysis. I will be able to help address your foot discomfort with a variety of techniques including foot care treatment, custom orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, medication, laser or physical therapy.
I can help get your feet functioning better so you can feel better. Contact me today.