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”
5 Star rating on Trusted Practitioner.
INGROWN TOENAIL TREATMENT AND REMOVAL
INGROWN TOENAILS ARE NEVER FUN TO HAVE, WHETHER THEY BE MILD, MODERATE OR SEVERE.
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. For most people only partial removal is required, but the podiatrist will assess this on a case by case basis.
If you are looking for advice on ingrown toenail treatment, or seeking an experienced clinician to remove the nail, we can help.
EXPERTISE: We are a team of experienced podiatrists and have treated 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 are able to 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!
How can we help?
Occurring when the nail edge cuts into the skin, they can lead to significant discomfort and pain, and potentially infection.
In some cases the nail does not need to be removed and in the initial appointment we can treat the nail and make you more comfortable. In other cases ingrown toenail surgery may be required to remove the nail.
Ingrown toenail removal involves the precise removal of the partial or whole nail under local anaesthetic, which is administered by a small injection into your toe. Although pain is subjective, most people find the injection to be virtually pain free. The nail surgery itself involves gentle removal of the nail or corners of the nail plate with chemical avulsion of the nail matrix (where the nail grows from). Following the procedure, some tightness may be experienced, but can typically be managed with paracetamol. The nail, in the majority of cases, does not regrow (95%), so it is a lasting solution.
To mitigate infection risks, we provide thorough post-procedure care instructions, including daily salt foot baths and the use of loose sandals.
AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT 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 where medically appropriate
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 required, a future appointment will be arranged
The procedure 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.