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TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARDS FIXING YOUR INGROWN NAILS

Ingrown toenails are a common, painful condition, where the edges or corners of your nails grow into the skin next to the nail. If your nail breaks the skin, your toe can become infected and very painful.

If your condition becomes chronic – which means that your ingrown nail keeps recurring – we can perform a simple, routine operation in the clinic.

The risk of complications is higher if you have diabetes or other conditions that cause poor circulation.

Ingrown Nails - Information for your first appointment

You know when you have an ingrown nail – it’s painful and it can get to the stage where you can’t wear some of your shoes. Ingrown nails are the most common reason that people phone us for urgent appointments.

Depending on the severity of your condition, our treatment may include:

  • Gently removing the nail spur digging into the side of your toe
  • Clipping your nails back into the correct shape
  • Using local anaesthetic to get rid of a stubborn nail spur
  • Talking to you about the best way to avoid this happening again
  • Have a discussion about whether a more permanent procedure would be appropriate.

Initial consult with these services $120.00.

SYMPTOMS

  • Skin next to the nail becomes tender, swollen, or hard
  • Pain when there is pressure on the toe
  • Fluid building up around the toe

However if your toe becomes infected, symptoms may include:

  • Red, swollen, painful skin
  • Bleeding
  • Oozing pus
  • Overgrowth of skin around the toe

COMMON CAUSES

  • Fungal nail infections: which can change the shape of your nails and make them thicker.
  • Genetics: you may have inherited the family trait to develop ingrown toenails.
  • Trauma: you may develop ingrown toenails after stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object onto your toe.
  • Tight fitting shoes: this pressure can develop into ingrown toenails
  • Cutting your nails incorrectly: if you cut too far down the side of your nails when you’re trimming this can develop into ingrown nails. This also happens if you leave a spike at the side of your nail.
  • Chronic illness: this can affect the nail bed and impact the normal growth of your nail. Your nail may develop ridges and its shape may change, which can develop into ingrown toenails.

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