Alternatives to Nail Surgery

If you suffer from an ingrown toenail but are unable to have nail surgery due to health concerns, needle phobia or a busy lifestyle, we are pleased to tell you that there are alternative treatments that don’t have to involve nail surgery. Onyfix is one of the surgery-free solutions that our podiatrists use to treat ingrown toenails.

Onyfix is a painless toenail correction system that treats almost all forms of involuted and ingrown toenails. Onyfix is a Class 1 Medical Device that is applied to your nail at the base at its widest part. As the nail grows, it will retrain your nail back into a natural position and shape. The whole process takes several months to complete. Onyfix is suitable for adults, children and high risk patients who may be unsuitable for surgery.
There are a number of benefits to Onyfix; the benefit that makes it attractive to most customers is that it is a pain free treatment which provides immediate pain relief to the affected area.

This treatment method is not damaging to nails as no excessive force is applied. Onyfix corrects the nail through supporting natural, physiological nail growth. Although this can result in treatment taking longer versus nail surgery, there are times when this is a suitable method which works best for our patients.

Other benefits to Onyfix include that it is suitable for those with diabetes and it also has minimal aftercare, meaning there are no restrictions on activities after treatment and nail polish can still be used during the course of the treatment. Lack of downtime after treatment is an attractive aspect for many of our patients, who we know are extremely busy but still need to prioritise their foot health. A non restrictive treatment such as this allows our patients to balance their lifestyles alongside their podiatry care.

To book an appointment to treat your ingrown toenail, call us on 020 8693 6000, or click the ‘Book now’ button on our website.

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