Ingrown toenails are among the most common conditions we see walk through the door. They are painful, bothersome, and may even be a recurring issue. Your nails can change shape or direction of growth as a result of external stress or trauma (yes, stubbing your toe can give you an ingrown toenail), ill-fitting shoes, tight socks, smoking, and even genetics.
Symptoms of Ingrown Toenails
When the edge or corner of the nail begins to grow into the skin around the nail, an ingrown is forming. While the big toe is most commonly affected, any of the ten toes can become ingrown. A few of the early symptoms of an ingrown nail include:
- Tenderness and pain
- Swelling or hardening of the surrounding skin
- Redness of the skin
- Fluid build-up or drainage
Why Onyfix Ingrown Nail Treatment is Different
Until now, the only intervention available to stop the problem was a procedure to remove the ingrown portion of the nail. While in some cases, this procedure is the best course of action in treating the nail, a great deal of patients who would typically require nail-removal can now be treated with no needles, no numbing, no pain, and no downtime!
Onyfix is brand new, state-of-the-art technology used to treat ingrown and involuted toenails. It provides an alternative solution for patients who may not be eligible for ingrown toenail surgery. Needle phobias, diabetes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, age, and many other external factors may prevent you from undergoing a traditional ingrown toenail removal. That’s why we offer Onyfix. This treatment is effective, non-invasive, and available right in your community.
How Onyfix Works
Using a band of composite material customized for the unique shape and size of your nail, Dr. Dailey is able to redirect the direction of the nail growth. We like to think of it as the switch mechanism used on railroad tracks. The direction of the train is changed when the large metal switches turn to guide it along the desired route. The Onyfix band redirects the growth of the nail to make sure it not only grows correctly, but also to ensure you don't have to worry about recurring ingrown nails in the future.
The appointment time for this application is 30 minutes. After the application, patients are welcome to go about their days as normal. That means you can go to the gym, go to work, jump in the pool, and even apply nail polish!
If you have an ingrown toenail, waiting to treat it will only prolong the problem. Treating ingrown nails at home can lead to infection and may not work the way you expect. So why wait? Give us a call at (989) 695-6788 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today and say "goodbye" to your ingrown nails for good.