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Ingrown Toenail Clinic

“My daughter attended the clinic before Christmas and had to have a partial nail removal. The staff were very friendly and professional, yet put her at ease and carried out the procedure carefully and efficiently. Thanks Lucy and Ben”

Rachel Hanley

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5 Star rating on Trusted Practitioner.

INGROWN NAIL REMOVAL AND TREATMENT

INGROWN TOENAILS ARE NEVER FUN TO HAVE.

They can be extremely painful. We also understand that, for many, they can be concerned about losing the nail. Our aim is to save as much of the nail as possible, rather than just quickly remove the nail. For most people only partial removal is required, but the podiatrist will assess this on a case by case basis.

EXPERTISE: We are a team of experienced podiatrists, having seen thousands of patients.
TRUSTED: We have a 5 star rating on independent review site Trusted Practitioner due to the service levels we offer and subsequent reviews patients leave.
ENHANCED SERVICE: We are a modern clinic with the luxury of leading technology, that means we can make your experience a more pleasant one. We know that for many, nail surgery can be a nervous undertaking. We do everything we can to alleviate those nerves, taking the time to answer all your questions.
IMPROVED RECOVERY TIME: We are just one of a few podiatry clinics in the country that have a laser. This means we can offer laser assisted healing to reduce the recovery time by 50% to 100%, meaning you can get back to the things you love to do, post surgery, much quicker!
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IS YOUR INGROWN TOENAIL CAUSING YOU PAIN?

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LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED CLINICIANS FOR ADVICE ON HOW BEST TO TREAT YOUR MILD INGROWN TOENAIL?

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WOULD YOU LIKE NAIL SURGERY TO REMOVE A SEVERE OR DEEP INGROWN TOENAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE?

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AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH US WE WILL:

1. Assess if it is possible to save the nail.

For many the nail can be retained, without ongoing pain by us employing other treatment options.

2. Give immediate treatment to alleviate any pain or discomfort.

If this is not possible we will talk to you about surgical options.

3. Answer any questions you may have.

We understand that for many people they can be nervous about nail surgery, so our experienced podiatrists will take the time to answer all your concerns.

4. If nail surgery is decided upon, then we will arrange a future appointment to carry out the procedure.

Nail surgery is carried out by an experienced podiatrist in our state of the art clinic, and our friendly team will try and put you at ease from the start.

Initial Consultation
Price: £49

Here is what some of our patients say…

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A professional service and well worth the trip! Foot inspection for in-growing toe nail prevention, dressing the foot, checking circulation and general foot health and toe & toenail maintenance. Reception staff extremely pleasant and welcoming. The clinician was very professional and diligent in his approach to the tasks involved. Very clean and relaxed environment and would highly recommend treatment.

Alan C

I would recommend you to anyone who has a foot problem, your treatment helped me to live normal life again. I came to the clinic because I had an ingrowing toe nail. You gave me instant relief and I have coming every month since. I can now do long distance walking again I would recommend you to anyone who has a foot problem.

Dr Bryan Scotson Smith

It’s like I’ve been given a new pair of feet! Highly recommended. Everyone is very friendly, helpful and professional.

Gillian

Ready To Book?

Please call our reception team on 01325 639025 to book an appointment.
We are located in Darlington, Co. Durham, close to Middlesbrough, Stockton and Yarm in Teesside/Cleveland.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?
In 1993 the term Chiropodist was changed to Podiatrist as the training in this area was greatly changed. Podiatrist is the name given to someone who has a degree in Podiatric Medicine. A podiatrist can treat from the hip down, for legs, knees, foot and ankle issues, for example looking at conditions such as skeletal and muscular issues. One aspect of what they do is what many refer to as Chiropody, which is the routine care of skin and nails on the feet. Therefore, a podiatrist does carry out what is traditionally termed chiropody treatments, but this is just one aspect of the work they do. Chiropodist is now an outdated term as Chiropody degrees do not exist.
How do I book an appointment?
If you would like an appointment, please call us on 01325 639025. (Weekday, Evening and Saturday appointments available) or you can book online here.
How much does it cost?
Initial Appointment: £49
What causes an ingrown toenail?
Ingrown toenails often occur when the nail edge cuts into the skin. As the nail continues growing, infection can then set in so making an extremely painful ingrown toe nail. Some people are more prone to them than others.
What is involved in toenail surgery?
Toenail surgery involves gentle, pain free removal of the nail or corners of the nail plate with chemical avulsion of the nail matrix (where the nail grows from) to provide a permanent solution. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, which involves a small injection into your toe. Although pain is a subjective thing, most people find the injection to be virtually pain free.
Will it hurt after nail removal?
For most people, tightness may be experienced but the level of pain is usually of a level where just paracetamol is required, if any.
Will the nail regrow after nail surgery?
The nail in most cases will not regrow (95%). This is intended as a permanent solution.
Are there any side effects from the removal of an ingrown toenail?
In very rare cases patients can have an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic. Phenol flare can also happen but this will heal naturally. Infection can occur but chances of this can be minimised by taking proper care following the procedure. We recommend you bathe your foot in a salt bath daily following the operation and wear loose sandals to prevent pressure. A patient information leaflet is issued to you prior to the procedure taking place.
Unsure where to go to remove an ingrown toenail or who removes an ingrown toenail?
Podiatrists specialise in the foot and leg and as a result removing ingrown toe nails is a procedure they carry out every week.
What areas does the clinic cover?
We are a private clinic offering ingrown toenail removal in Darlington, Co. Durham. The majority of our ingrown nail patients live in Norton, Stockton, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Yarm in the Teesside/Cleveland area and Northallerton, North Yorkshire, but we do see people from further afield on a regular basis.