Ingrowing toe nails are painful and need addressing by a professional. They are caused by the side of the nail digging into the skin, introducing an infection causing the toe to swell and make the problem worse.
If caught early, they may be helped by professional attention, however, often they require a section of nail removing from the side or sides. Occasionally the whole nail is affected and the nail needs removing completely. This process is call Nail Surgery and is performed under Local Anesthetic. At Advance Podiatry we perform these regularly so can assure you of the highest quality of care and professionalism.In most cases this will cure the problem once and for all, enabling you live a pain free life without the need for constant attention to the painful toe nail.
The procedure is performed in clinic at a time convenient to you, often on a Friday night/ Saturday morning so that you are usually able to go back to normal activities by Monday morning.
Afterwards it is usually pretty pain free and following a few weeks of simple dressings, the toe is back to normal.
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