Relieve Your Foot Pain with Our Expert Treatment for Ingrown Toenails
You may have to wait up to 18 weeks to be seen for ingrowing toenail treatment on the NHS and longer for surgery.
We offer a range of minor soft tissue surgical procedures performed under local anaesthesia or sedation.
Patients who may be anxious about having surgery can elect to have the procedure under sedation. This will be carried out by a Consultant Anaesthetist at the clinic.
We will aim to offer patients an appointment within a few days to see one of our Specialist Podiatrists. Following that consultation if surgery is required we can operate within days.
Please contact us on 01235 798313 and one our team will be pleased to make you an appointment.
An ingrowing toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen, and tender which can become infected.
The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. Other possible symptoms include:
Pain if pressure is placed on the toe
Inflammation of the skin at the end of the toe
A build-up of fluid in the area surrounding the toe
An overgrowth of skin around the affected toe
White or yellow pus coming from the affected area
A number of things can cause an ingrowing toenail to develop, including:
An ingrowing toenail will not resolve without treatment. The toe can become very badly infected and the infection could spread to other parts of the skin on the foot or in extreme cases into the bone. If left the condition has the potential to make you unwell.
If you think you have an ingrowing toenail you should seek to consult a Podiatrist as soon as possible.
It is highly likely that you will require a minor operation to resolve the problem and possibly a course of antibiotics to clear up any infection.
Our Podiatrists are surgically trained to perform these procedures under local anaesthetic.
Based in Wantage, Oxfordshire, we offer a huge range of Chiropody Services and Specialist Podiatry in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.