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Pincer Nail

Pincer nails are a condition where you have an overly curved nail plate especially of big toes, but the other toenails can be affected.
The deformity of the nail can be overlooked if you do not have any pain.
But if it becomes painful, medical attention can be sought.
Some of the condition is hereditary, but the majority of the cases are acquired, and can be attributed to the patient’s walking behavior or tight shoeing if the medical findings indicate otherwise.

Pincer Nail Treatment with Artificial Nail Synthesis(NAORUN)

This treatment uses glass-filled resin to fixate the ingrown nail back to its original shape by utilizing the natural curvature of the nail root (where the nail emerges).
Unlike the conventional treatment using acrylic resin, an artificial nail made from glass-filled resin has increased durability and stronger adhesion to the toenail.
Due to this characteristic, people enjoying sports can also be treated by this method without hindering their ability to engage in physical activity.

Initial treatment

1-1

The curved nail that has extended from the nail plate and grown into the skin is removed-indicated by the red-dotted line.

1-2

Light cured (fluid type) glass-filled resin fills the gap by forming an artificial nail.

1-3

Further durability is created by a clay-like textured glass-filled resin that covers the entire nail plate.

Follow-up treatment (Reinforcement Process)

2-1

Periodically reinforce the artificial nail by adding the (fluid-type) glass-filled resin on top of the newly grown nail.

2-2

Depending on the severity, this reinforcement process is repeated 2-3 times in total.

2-3

The treatment ends when the nail is no longer curved.

Pincer Nail Treatment with 'Dr. Scholl Clips'

1

The introduction of the device that has a nature of shape memory alloy helps the nail to become uncurved gradually.

2

The treatment ends when the nail is no longer curved.

Price Rates for the Pincer Nail Treatment

Pincer nail treatment with artificial nail synthesis is not covered by national health insurance.
The price of each procedure is listed below in addition to your visiting status.

Visiting status Price
First time visit for non-health insurance covered consultation 3,000 JPY
Second time consultation and after 1,000 JPY / each visit

Treatment for Pincer Nail with Artificial Nail Synthesis(NAORUN)

Treatment for Pincer Nail with Artificial Nail Synthesis Prices
Mild 1 section / toe 10,000 JPY~
2 sections / toe 15,000 JPY~
Moderate 1 section / toe 15,000 JPY~
2 sections / toe 18,000 JPY~
Severe 1 section / toe 20,000 JPY~
2 sections / toe 25,000 JPY~
Follow-up Reinforcement Process 2,000 JPY~

Treatment for Pincer Nail with Dr.Scholl Clips

Treatment for Pincer Nail with Dr.Scholl Clips Prices
1 section / toe (including the price of the device) 6,600 JPY~
Follow-up Adjustment 1,100 JPY~

Ingrown Nail

Ingrown nails are a condition where you have a toenail corner grown into the side of the skin flesh of the toe.
This condition usually affects big toes.
This may accompany pain, redness of the affected area, and can cause infection and granulation tissue (red flesh) formation.
The most common cases are improperly groomed nail or tight shoeing.
Ingrown nails can coexist with pincer nails.

Ingrown Nail Treatment with a Gutter Splint

1

If you have more severe ingrown nail with or without granulation tissue formation, a gutter splint technique can be applied.

2

The placement of a small plastic tube immediately relieves the pain upon insertion of the tube to the side of your nail plate.
A local anesthesia may be required for the procedure.

3

The treatment ends when the nail and its pointed side that is digging into the surrounding tissue grows over the tip of the toe.

Price Rates for the Ingrown Nail Treatment

Ingrown nail treatment with a gutter splint placement is not covered by national health insurance.
The price of each procedure is listed below in addition to your visiting status.

Visiting status Price
First time visit for non-health insurance covered consultation 3,000 JPY
Second time consultation and after 1,000 JPY / each visit

Treatment for Ingrown Nail with a Gutter Splint

Treatment for Ingrown Nail with a Gutter Splint Prices
1 section / toe 3,300 JPY~
Follow-up Adjustment 1,500 JPY~
Local anesthesia 5,500 JPY~