What is an ingrowing toenail?
An ingrown toenail develops when the side of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail injures the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender and, sometimes, infected.
The big toe is most commonly affected, on either one or both sides of the toe.
We can treat your ingrowing toenails and relieve your pain
We will provide the most appropriate treatment for your ingrowing toe nail.
We will be able to start to treat you on your first visit, whether or not you have an infection present. In fact prompt treatment will often avoid the need for antibiotics. We can advise you if you do need to ask your GP for antibiotics to address any pre-existing infections. If required, we can treat you painlessly by administering a local anaesthetic.
Don’t ignore your pain.
Without treatment an ingrowing toenail may continue to grow into your toe which can lead to progressive pain and recurring infections.
This is most serious if you have medical conditions such as diabetes, vascular or neuropathic issues.
For recurrent ingrowing toe nails we can offer a simple procedure to remove the sides, or the whole of, the nail, often permanently.