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 As part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, we are able to resume offering our full range of services, effective May 4, 2020.

At this time, social distancing measures are still in effect and as such,  we cannot accept walk-in patients, or walk-in inquiries.

Additionally, we require all patients arriving at the clinic to wear face masks. Please note, we are unable to provide face masks, so we kindly ask that patients arrive prepared.

If you have any questions about our infection prevention and control protocols, or would like to book an appointment, please call for 403-289-8491.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment at Our Calgary Clinic

We at North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic understand how bothersome an ingrown toenail can be. It can interrupt your daily routine and force you to sit out activities. For this reason, our foot clinic offers reliable ingrown toenail removal in Calgary. When you come to us, we carefully assess your toenail and determine its cause. Our team then provides a customized treatment plan so that you can avoid complications such as infections. You can rely on us to meet your needs quickly and efficiently.

 

If you require ingrown toenail removal in Calgary or any other foot care solution, please get in touch with us.

 

What Is an Ingrown Toenail?

When a toenail is ingrown, the nail is curved downward and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe.  If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area, which is often marked by drainage and a foul odour. However, even if your toe isn’t painful, red, swollen, or warm, a nail that curves downward into the skin can progress to an infection.

 

What Causes an Ingrown Toenail?

Ingrown toenails can develop for various reasons. In many people, the tendency to have this common disorder is inherited. In other cases, an ingrown toenail is the result of trauma, such as stubbing your toe, having an object fall on your toe, or engaging in activities that involve repeated pressure on the toes, such as kicking or running. The most common cause of ingrown toenails is improper trimming. Cutting your nails too short encourages the skin next to the nail to fold over the nail. Another cause of ingrown toenails is wearing shoes that are tight or short. Certain nail conditions are often associated with ingrown toenails. For example, if you have had a toenail fungal infection or if you have lost a nail through trauma, you are at greater risk for developing an ingrown toenail.

 

Why Is It Important To Treat an Ingrown Toenail?

We often ignore the symptoms of ingrown toenails and wait for them to disappear. This can not only worsen the problem, but it can lead to several severe issues. It is crucial to get the right treatment for your ingrown toenail because:

  • It can lead to an infection in your bone and toe.
  • It can lead to the appearance of foot ulcers and sores.
  • It can lead to tissue decay.
  • It can lead to severe issues in those with diabetes.

 

How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails?

In some people, ingrown toenails are a result of genetic predisposition. However, others can avoid them by:

  • Not cutting toenails too short
  • Cutting your toenails straight with no curving in at the edges
  • Ensuring the right shoe size
  • Wearing the right footwear for different work conditions
  • Keeping feet clean and dry

If you have any questions about ingrown toenails and how you can prevent their formation, please speak to us.

 

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North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic
271-1632 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB,

T2N 1M7

Phone : 403-289-8491

Fax : 403-282-4441


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Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Tuesday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Wednesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Thursday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Friday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

*Clinic hours subject to change without notice

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