Ingrown toenails are a very common, painful condition where the corners of a nail grow into the soft skin surrounding your toe. This is most commonly seen in the big toe however smaller toes can be affected as well.
Some ingrown toenails are reoccurring with ongoing incidences of pain and infection. Ingrown toenails develop for many reasons such as direct trauma, cutting of the toenail incorrectly, poor footwear choices, nail disease or a congenital problem.
All Footsmart podiatrists are fully trained and qualified to treat all causes of ingrowing toenails. Treatment is simple and can be performed in our rooms allowing you to return to normal activities without pain and discomfort.
Follow up appointments are usually required to prevent a recurrence.
While some patients only require simple, non surgical clearing of the nail, others require a minor surgical procedure called a partial nail avulsion. This procedure is performed under sterile conditions with local anaesthetic and is designed to permanently resolve your ingrowing nail. Pain is minimal and most patients return to school or work without minimal inconvenience.