Ingrown toenails are common, unpleasant problems that we often see in our podiatry practice. They usually affect the big toenail but can also be seen in any of the nails. An imbalance between the size of the nail and the skin causes the nail to in grow. The edge of the nail in grows into the skin, once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, it creates inflammation, discomfort and pain. It can create a small wound which is susceptible to infection. Usually they present as minor discomfort that can get progressively worse and infected if left untreated.
There are various causes for ingrown toenails;
Athletes, young kids and the elderly commonly suffer from ingrown toenails.
Podiatrists are best placed to offer a full scope of ingrown toenail treatment
Our Treatment methods for an ingrown toenail involve;
A full assessment of your presenting problem and discussion of treatment options will take place at your initial appointment.
A Permanent Solution to an ingrown toenail if severe or continue to re-occur or
Our Podiatrists have numerous years of experience performing ingrown toenail surgery procedures.
Ingrown toenail surgery is a common procedure carried out by a Podiatrist to remove a part or all of an ingrown toenail or problematic nail. The procedure in medical terms is called partial or total nail avulsion. Problem nails include infected, ingrown toenails, thick, distorted or damaged nails that are generally causing pain and have not responded to conservative treatment.
Don’t underestimate the value of professional advice that is tailored to you in order to understand your presenting complaint and provide a high-quality solution to your problem.
Call our friendly receptionist on 6249 11 55 to make an appointment or answer any further questions you may have.
53 Main Road, Claremont, Tasmania
Solefix Podiatry incorporating Claremont Podiatry