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Ingrown toenail surgery

This seemingly trivial problem can quickly become debilitating and can even lead to serious complications if it is ignored.

Fortunately, your podiatrist can offer you simple and safe alternatives to get rid of this painful intruder.

First of all, each situation is unique and deserves a personalized assessment. Your podiatrist makes sure to choose which intervention is best in your case. It happens that a simple angled cut of your nail, quick and effective, is sufficient for your problem. It also happens that thinning a thick nail is the solution to the problem. ​


In certain cases, often more severe, the most effective solution is minor surgery which aims to remove a small part of the problematric nail and burn the root so that it never grows back.


The word "surgery" may sound scary, but it is a simple and routine procedure done under local anesthesia directly in the podiatrist's office. Once anesthesia is achieved, everything is settled in a few minutes and post-operative care is simple. There are no stitches, only soakings and simple dressings done at home. Your podiatrist will follow up with you a few days later to ensure you avoid complications. The painful ingrown toenail is then a thing of the past!

For more answers to your questions,
see your neighborhood podiatrist.

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