Ingrown toenails are common, often painful and can result in inflammation and infection. Ingrown toenails can develop due to nail shape, cutting technique, infection or trauma to the nail. In many cases the problem can be recurring so professional toenail treatment is essential.
The highly qualified team at The Foot & Ankle Clinic provide relief of painful ingrown toenails either with routine treatment or a simple correction procedure.
Typically either option can be preformed on a walk-in-walk-out basis with minimal disruption to day-to-day life.
Nail surgery is indicated when conservative management fails. It is used for long term management for ingrowing toenails and often needed in cases where abnormally curved, thickened, damaged or fungal infected nails are a problem. It involves removing art of or the whole nail plate along the matrix. Once the matrix is removed the offending nail portion will not grow back again.
The procedure itself is usually painless due to the administration of a local anaesthetic and no stitches are required. Once the nail and matrix is removed a chemical is applied to ensure regrowth of the nail does not occur. (This chemical also helps to ensure that pain following this procedure is minimal).
What are you waiting for? Put your feet in our hands, see us today in Boronia, Chadstone, Collins Street (Melbourne CBD), East Bentleigh, Moe, Morwell, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul or Yarram for this advanced treatment at The Foot & Ankle Clinic.