Ingrown Toenail Treatment Collingwood

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails often appear on the big toe and can cause a lot of discomfort. Inflammation can occur, which can swell the site and make walking painful. Pressure from footwear or bed sheets can be incredibly painful. But why do toenails grow inwards?

Causes of Ingrown toenails

Nail surgery is a minor surgical procedure which our podiatrists perform regularly under local anaesthesia in our consulting rooms. Nail surgery becomes necessary when an ingrown toenail causes your toe to repeatedly become infected, is continually painful and it is painful to wear shoes.

A partial nail avulsion, known as a PNA, is a procedure which aims to permanently correct the tendency for a toenail to ingrow.

This procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic via injections into the base of the toe. It takes approximately one hour. Our podiatrist will remove the offending nail spike, reshape your toenail to avoid future problems and destroy the base of the offending section of nail. After your procedure a thick surgical dressing will be applied. You will be able to walk afterwards but we do recommend that you have someone drive you home. Our podiatrist will explain the post operative care of your toe including re-dressing for the next 4 to 6 weeks.
The objective of nail surgery is to permanently remove the portion of nail that is cutting into the surrounding soft tissue of your toe so that the offending section of nail does not regrow. The specific nature of the surgery will depend on the severity of the ingrown toenail. All aspects of the surgery will be explained to you by our podiatrist. Regular podiatry visits can help to manage and prevent ingrown toenails.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Corrective Nail Surgery

Nail surgery is a minor surgical procedure which our podiatrists perform regularly under local anaesthesia in our consulting rooms. You should consider nail surgery if you have pain from ingrown toenails, toenail infections or if it’s painful to wear shoes.

A partial nail avulsion, known as a PNA, is a procedure which aims to permanently correct the tendency for a toenail to ingrow.

This procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic via an injection into the toe. It’s a very fast procedure taking no more than 1 hour. Our podiatrist will remove the offending nail spike, reshape your toenail to avoid future problems and destroy the base of the offending area of nail. You will still be able to walk, but you should minimise this in the short term. Our podiatrist will explain the post operative care of your toe including re-dressing for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

The objective of nail surgery is to permanently remove the portion of nail that is cutting into the surrounding soft tissue of your toe so that the offending section of nail does not regrow. The exact surgical procedure will be tailored to your situation. All aspects of the surgery will be explained to you by our podiatrist. Regular podiatry visits can help to manage and prevent ingrown toenails.The objective of nail surgery is to permanently remove the portion of nail that is cutting into the surrounding soft tissue of your toe so that the offending section of nail does not regrow. The specific nature of the surgery will depend on the severity of the ingrown toenail. All aspects of the surgery will be explained to you by our podiatrist. Regular podiatry visits can help to manage and prevent ingrown toenails.

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If you would like more information on how to treat ingrown toenails in Melbourne, please call our Brunswick Foot Clinic on (03) 9387 8555 or Sandringham Foot Clinic (03) 9555 6555 or click below to book online.

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