You may experience pain in the big toenail with signs of pus or bleeding. Our nail surgery helps repair the damage done by ingrown nails and help you get back on your feet. The process is simple;
During the nail surgery procedure, a portion of the offending nail or the whole nail can be permanently removed under local anaesthetic and using a chemical called phenol.
There is a 95% success rate with this procedure and is the only option for long term management of curved nails, infected toenails or ingrown toenails.
Ingrown toenails are also common in contact sports such as football or hockey and athletics. They can be very painful and may limit walking, running or sports.
Seek the help you need today and we’ll get you back to a healthier lifestyle that you can enjoy free of pain.
Most patients do not need pain relief medication following this procedure however some patients may experience mild symptoms. If the toe is painful it is advisable to take over-the-counter pain relief such as Paracetamol and nothing which contains anti-coagulant medication such as Aspirin
This procedure is considered a safe and effective way to treat ingrown toenails. Like any procedure, there are minor risks involved which your podiatrist will discuss with you during the assessment and when gaining formal consent prior to booking this procedure.