Are you suffering from an ingrown toenail and don’t know what to do about it? Look no further than Hartland Podiatry Clinic. Our team of experts can provide you with the treatment you need to get back on your feet.

What is an Ingrowing Toenail?

When the nail’s edge digs into the skin around it, it becomes an ingrown toenail. This may result in discomfort, oedema, and potentially an infection. It can be brought on by a variety of things, such as poor nail care, uncomfortable footwear, or toe trauma. To prevent more severe consequences, ingrowing toenail treatment should begin as soon as possible.

Ingrowing Toenail Removal

The ingrown toenail may need to be removed if it is severe or does not improve with non-surgical ingrowing toenail treatment. Removal at home is not advised because it can result in more problems. In these situations, it is important to consult a specialist.

Ingrowing Toenail Surgery

In severe cases, surgery may be required to remove the ingrown toenail. There are several surgical options available, including partial or total nail removal. Anaesthesia is used during the procedure to ensure a pain-free experience. Aftercare and recovery instructions will be provided to ensure proper healing.

Ingrowing Toenail Infection

If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can become infected. Symptoms of infection include redness, warmth, and puss. Causes of infection can include bacteria entering through a break in the skin. Treatment options include antibiotics and draining the infected area. Prevention is key, and proper nail care and wearing well-fitting shoes can help reduce the risk of infection.

Conclusion

We understand the pain and discomfort that an ingrown toenail can cause. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment options to meet your needs. Remember, early treatment is important to avoid complications. 

You may have to wait up to 18 weeks to be seen for ingrowing toenail treatment on the NHS and longer for surgery!

At the Hartland Podiatry Clinic, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care and the most advanced treatments available. If you are suffering from a fungal toenail infection, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced podiatrists to discuss your ingrowing toenail treatment options. Together, we can help you get back to living your life with confidence and healthy feet.

We offer a huge range of chiropody services and specialist podiatry in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. If you’d like to book an appointment, contact us via telephone 01235 798313 or email info@thehartlandclinic.co.uk. Follow us on Facebook!