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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Gold Coast

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenails or Onychocryptosis is common nail issue usually affecting the hallux (big toes). It is most commonly caused through wearing ill-fitting footwear, improper trimming of the toenails, injury to the toe or having a hereditary abnormal shaped nail. It can be very painful as the toenail grows cutting into one or both sides of the nail bed. This can cause infection and swelling of the toe and requires a podiatrist to expertly treat the area.

Treatment Options:

We offer surgical and non-surgical treatments. Your podiatrist will examine your ingrown toenail and recommend the best solution for you.

Non-Surgical:

If your ingrown toenail is a mild case and treated promptly, it can usually be treated conservatively by correctly resecting the nail and providing medication.

Surgical:

In ongoing cases or if it is a moderate to severe ingrown toenail, it may require a partial nail avulsion surgery. Medical research shows this to be the most reliable approach for treatment and reduces the risk the ingrown toenail recurring. This surgery is safe, simple and can be performed at our clinic.

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