Ingrown Toenail Clinic

Adult & Kid’s Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenails and trauma-caused painful toenails are common problems we see at My Feet Podiatry.

Whether you have been suffering with ingrown toenail for a few days or months, it’s best to be assessed and treated early by our podiatrist.

He will assess nail shape, infection, pain level, surrounding skin inflammation and discuss the best treatment options for your toenail before proceeding.

With Andrew acquiring wealth of experiences (over 500 nail surgeries) in treating both adults and kids ingrown toenails, he will provide the right treatment plan in eliminating your ingrown toenail problem.

Ingrown Toenail Surgery indications are:

Ingrown Toenail Treatment Options are:

*For all our nail surgeries, Lignocaine (Local Anaesthetic) is used*

Partial Nail Resection Surgery: 35-45 Minute duration

For patients with chronic and recurring ingrown toenails, this procedure is recommended as a permanent option. When conservative (non-surgical) treatments are unsuccessful, nail surgery is required to cut, remove and kill the ingrown nail bed by phenol cauterization as a permanent solution.

It has 98% success rate and our podiatrist’s excellent needle techniques in injecting local anaesthetics and cauterizing nail beds has always produced positive outcomes for our patients. 

For post-surgery healing, in most cases, returning to a normal life routine after 2-3 days is common practice. For some patients, it may take up to 2 weeks for it to fully heal. 

Depending on the nature of your work environment, we do recommend resting your feet for a day after surgery especially if you are usually on your feet all day and wear closed-in footwear. In addition, any gym, running, or sports activities are not recommended for 5 days.

*School holidays and Saturdays are ideal time for kids requiring nail surgery

Total Nail Avulsion Surgery (Nail Removal):

This procedure is rare for patients suffering with ingrown toenail.

This surgery is a common procedure for patients with traumatized toenails such as painful nail bruising, nail lifting, excessive thickening and/or fungal nail growing under nail bed.

If you are suffering with lifted toenail due to running, hiking, kicking the toe, wearing tight shoes etc please have it assessed by our podiatrist to determine the best treatment option. You may send a photo of your toenail to our email at admin@myfeetpodiatry.com.au or to reception mobile at 0412555101 for a quick feedback.

Regular Conservative Ingrown Toenail Treatments (every 6-8 weeks)

Cutting and removing ingrown nail edges every 6-8 weeks under normal consultation (no local anaesthetics). Podiatrist will remove the ingrown nail corner and use a fine burr to smooth the nail edge using our water-drill. This visit is normally required every 6-8 weeks depending on the shape of your toenail and how quickly the nail grows.

It is also extremely common for Kids, all ages, to suffer with ingrown toenails due to pressure from being inside school shoes all day. Depending on the status of the child’s ingrown toenail, the podiatrist will remove the ingrown toenail edge on the spot (without doing nail surgery), use the latest and painless water-grinder drill to reshape the ingrown nail edge. Although in some occasions nail surgery is done at initial consultation if the podiatrist determines conservative approach won’t be successful. 

Please contact us if you have any questions or queries related to feet.

At My Feet Podiatry, we are here to help you with any podiatry issues you may be dealing with.
We look forward to assisting you in your journey towards recovery.

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