Ingrown toenails (also known as Onychocryptosis) are one of the most common foot complaints reported, particularly in children and teenagers.
Ingrown toenails, occur when the nail plate aggravates the surrounding nail fold or skin. They can cause intense pain, redness, swelling and can lead to infection.
The great (big) toe is the most common site for Ingrown Toenails, however they can occur on any of the toes. Some of the more common causes of ingrown toenails are: trauma or injury to the nail; the structural shape of the nail; poor cutting technique; digital deformities and ill-fitting footwear.
Our Principal Podiatrist Lane Sanderson worked for the Melbourne Ingrown Toenail Clinic; which specialised in difficult cases, for four years. He also underwent extensive training in foot surgery during his Masters of Podiatric Medicine at UWA, including partial nail removal which is sometimes required in severe ingrown toenails.
What to expect
Ingrown toenails come in various shapes and severity. Some of these can be fixed through some simple tips and education without your Podiatrist needing to lay a hand on you. Some are so severe no amount of antibiotics will fix them, and a small procedure may be required to remove the nail section causing injury. This can be performed at the Subiaco Foot Clinic under local anaesthesia.
Regardless of whether you’ve had an ingrown toenail for two days or twenty years, we can help fix your pain!
Call our friendly team today on
08 9382 3334 for more information
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