We at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic understand how painful and bothersome ingrown toenails can be. They occur when a toenail grows and penetrates into the flesh. In most cases, bacteria enters into the skin and worsens the issue, causing pain, swelling and redness. Ingrown toenails can interrupt your daily activities - forcing you to stop your routine runs or cancel social events. Our foot clinic provides professional treatment for ingrown toenails in Calgary so that you can live your life pain-free. When you come to us, we inspect your toenail and deal with the issue painlessly. We also advise you on ways to prevent the occurrence of ingrown toenails and progress with healthy foot hygiene.
Do you require treatment for your ingrown toenail in Calgary? Please get in touch with us.
Ingrown toenails are a common complaint because there are various causes. These include:
Genetics: Certain people might be more prone to developing ingrown toenails based on their family history.
Trauma to the Toe: stubbing your foot or kicking a ball can cause ingrown toenails to develop.
Improper Cutting: Trimming your toenails too short is the most common type of cause.
Incorrect Shoes: Shoes and socks that are too tight and put heavy pressure on your feet can encourage the development of ingrown toenails.
Poor Hygiene: Poor foot hygiene, including keeping your feet wet over long periods, can contribute to the appearance of ingrown toenails.
Whatever the causes of your ingrown toenails might be, the team at our clinic will help you get rid of the problem painlessly.
Often we continue to suffer from ingrown toenails without correctly identifying the cause.
The following are some common symptoms to help you detect whether you have an ingrown toenail:
You feel the nail itself cutting (or growing) into the skin of your toe.
There is severe pain on the side of your toe.
There is swelling along the side of your toe.
There is pus in the affected region.
There are signs of infection in and around your toe.
We advise you to book an appointment with us immediately for ingrown toenail treatment in our
Calgary-based clinic if you notice any of these symptoms.
You might brush off the symptoms of an ingrown toenail and wait for them to disappear on their own. However, ignoring an ingrown toenail can not only aggravate the issue but lead to other, more severe problems. Some results of not treating your ingrown toenail are:
An infection can occur, entering your bloodstream and reaching your bone.
Infections can cause ulcers and foot sores.
You can be at risk of losing of blood to the area.
Chronic ingrown toenails can cause deformities if not dealt with correctly.
An ingrown toenail can even lead to tissue death and decay.
The consequences of an ignored ingrown toenail are particularly severe if you have diabetes, and even a minor one can result in a serious infection.
When you have an ingrown toenail, it is important to get it inspected by a professional and get the right treatment. An ingrown toenail doesn't naturally go away on its own and will require some sort of intervention. If you ignore your ingrown toenail, you risk facing serious consequences.
Don’t suffer from embarrassment or pain any longer. Take advantage of the following benefits you’ll enjoy from seeing Dr. Russell:
The confidence of seeing a highly-trained, board-certified foot surgeon who has performed over 10,000 ingrown toenail surgeries with over 24 years of experience.
Know that you’ll receive peace of mind with a written guarantee against re-growth. This guarantee is unique to us. If the ingrown nail recurs, Dr. Russell will repeat the procedure at no additional cost.
Get in touch with Dr. Russell after hours via cell phone in the unlikely event you have a post-operative emergency.
Experience the convenience of same-day appointments that allow you to complete the procedure in just one visit.
Fees include the actual procedure, all follow-up appointments pertaining to the procedure, a written guarantee against re-growth, and easy phone access to Dr. Russell if necessary.
Relax in our comfortable office environment, knowing we employ strict sterilization protocols and use only the most technologically-advanced equipment.
The medical term for this condition is onychocryptosis. In many areas, including Calgary, ingrown toenails may be caused by improper trimming, inherited nail deformities, injuries, fungal infections, or pressure from poorly fitted shoes. Some ingrown toenails resolve on their own. Most often, however, they need medical attention. That’s where Dr. Russell comes in.
Call and book your appointment today so you can experience our superior attention to customer service and care.
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"After seeing a podiatrist in 2006, my ingrown toe nails still hurt! But after seeing Dr Russell, they are pain free plus 100% guaranteed! The surgery was quick, no down time and comfortable."
- Judy M