Do you suffer from painful nail conditions?
The commonest (and most painful) nail condition that occur are ingrown toenails (onychocryptosis).
These are often caused by poor cutting techniques or awkwardly shaped (involuted) nails. Ingrown nails can become infected which increases the pain experienced in the area. Ingrown toenails may be a one-off problem or one that recurs with regular frequency. Patients often find they are unable to wear their normal footwear and participate in sports as the pain is too great, especially if the toenail is infected.
Nail surgery can be performed by our podiatrists under local anaesthetic. It is a simple and painless procedure that generally takes under an hour.
What sort of nail conditions can we help you with?
- Ingrown toenails (onychocryptosis)
- Grossly thickened nails
- Deformed nails (onychogryphosis)
- Fungally-infected toenails (onychomychosis). Thickened and fungally-infected toenails can cause great discomfort when pressure is applied from footwear.
Some toenail problems can be managed with regular conservative care, however, should these conditions become chronically painful, debilitating or frequently infected, nail surgery is often the best long term and permanent solution.