We Fix Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can become very painful.

Not only that, but they usually will carry a nasty infection which, if untreated, can spread to other tissues, the blood stream, or in worst cases, the bone.

That’s why it is so important to take ingrown toenails seriously and not to think of them as just a pest.

As Podiatrists we treat the cause of the problem so that it can fully settle down.

 

An infected ingrown toenail

Using Antibiotics is usually not necessary (this needs professional assessment), unless the infection has become severe.

By removing the offending piece of jagged nail down the side of the toe we are able to allow the tissue to settle down and return to normal.

If ingrown toenails keep recurring, we’ll often recommend that part of the nail is surgically removed, this is a minor procedure that we can do in clinic.

The Right Tools

A beaver handle with a 61 blade in

It takes the right tools to do the job well.

Podiatrists are the only practitioners who use a “beaver blade” to remove the jagged piece of nail. 

This is like a tiny chisel and allows us to remove nail from the side of the toe with minimal pain and or bleeding.

Obviously these tools are only useful in very experienced hands.

Our podiatrists gain four years of experience in foot related conditions at University and treat ingrown toenails every week.

We Are Sensitive To Your Needs

Everyone will react to something like an ingrown nail differently.

Some people say, “Just rip it out, I want it gone!” Whilst some people will be very anxious about having anything done to their toe which might hurt.

We understand this and work with you to make sure we choose the right plan of action.

We want you to be happy and healthy and part of that is feeling good about what’s going to happen when you come in.

So we are very happy to talk about options for treatment which suit you better.

Be sure to mention to your podiatrist if you have any concerns about treatment of your ingrown toenail.

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