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Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is extremely painful as it is when a part of your nail pierces and continues to grow into the skin surrounding it. It becomes a portal for bacteria ileading to infections and you will notice your toes becoming red, swollen and might even have pus coming out of them.

What causes ingrown toenails?

  • Genetic abnormal nail shape
  • Incorrect toenail cutting technique 
  • Picking or tearing the corners of your toenails
  • Tight fitting shoes and socks
  • Trauma
  • Medication

How can we fix ingrown toenails?

If you have an infection, the GP might prescribe some antibotics to reduce the pain. However this might not solve the problem as the piece of nail will still need to be removed.

So book yourself in by contacting us, one of our experienced podiatrists will remove the offending piece of nail and provide you with some insight on how to prevent ingrown nails in the future. This is commonly done painlessly without local anaesthetic depending on the extent of the issue.

Patients with recurring ingrowns may consider nail surgery as a long term solution to ingrowns.

Photo supplied: After initial treatment.

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