Non-surgical treatment of ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenail is the ingrowth of the toenail into the soft tissue. This condition usually occurs in the big toe.
Causes of Ingrown Nails

most often faulty and deeply cut toenails,

not fit well narrow or pointed-toed shoes,

Nails exposed to constant blows (trauma) athletes, flight attendants and people who stand up all day)

Fungal infection of nails etc.

Severe pain, swelling and redness are seen around the ingrown nail, and sometimes with the inflammation of the wound and the reaction of the soft tissue, the tissue at the edge of the nail also moves over the nail and causes the formation of a tissue rich in vessels (granulation tissue).
Ingrown toenails not only cause severe pain, but also seriously affect social life and even simple daily activities. Especially in women, the aesthetic appearance of the foot deteriorates and patients may have problems in wearing the shoes or slippers they want. Patients do not take this problem too seriously and often try to treat it themselves and seek solutions by going to pedicurists or foot health centers. Sometimes it is treated with temporary solutions such as the use of warm compresses, antibiotics, nail pulling or cutting the ingrown part, but ingrown nails recur after a while because the root cause of the nail ingrowing into the soft tissue cannot be corrected. These patients have their nails pulled many times, but stinging continues.
Current Treatment Methods
The treatments applied today consist of surgical intervention, laser treatment, the use of chemical substances and burning methods called “cauterization” with an electrical device. These methods are sometimes quite painful, have side effects, and sometimes insufficient and often cause the problem to recur.
“Plastic part” method For the first time in the world, Dr. Nazari, it was successfully presented to the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases as “EADV” in 2005 as a “prosthesis/orthotics” method.
No incisions or surgery are made during the “prosthesis/orthotics” method, which is simple to apply and is expected to be the main treatment for ingrown nails in the coming years. After the area is anesthetized, a thin plastic tube (the cap of the needle tips) is placed under the ingrown part of the nail.

This method, which takes about 5 minutes to apply, is very practical and does not cause bleeding and excessive excitement of the patient. The plastic tube stays in the area for an average of 10 days, during which the patient consults the doctor once or twice for control. When the treatment period is over, the plastic part is easily removed.
Over 2000 patients with ingrown toenails of varying severity and sometimes repeated nail pulling and various other treatments were successfully treated with this method, and no recurrence (recurrence) was observed even in 1-year follow-up.
Whether ingrown toenails recur or not depends entirely on the patient. After treatment:
one. Nail should be cut straight: nail corners should not be cut and outside should be seen.
2. Appropriate shoes should be used: shoes with a pointed toe or not wide are inconvenient; sneakers or shoes with a flat and soft front should be preferred; otherwise ingrown toenails may recur.