At Our Podiatrist we are trained in minor surgical procedures including removal of ingrown toenails.
Surgery is done within the clinic, under sterile conditions with use of a local anaesthetic. It is a simple procedure, and is very successful in curing troublesome ingrown toenails. In most cases full recovery is only 4-5 weeks.
Ingrown toenails can happen in any age group, but most cases are seen in teenagers. Nail surgery is needed when the toenail has become infected, is continually painful and/or is painful when wearing shoes.
An alternative to surgery can be regular visits to the podiatrist to have you nails cut correctly to prevent the toenail from becoming infected.