Ingrown Toenail Removal
An ingrown toenail is when a nail breaches the surrounding skin, and pierces the soft tissue of the toe. This usually occurs because of an incorrect toe cutting technique, tight shoes, abnormally curved toes, or from a previous toe injury.
If not carefully disinfected and bandaged, ingrown toenails can lead to infection and persistent pain and discomfort. This will then often necessitate medication and will likely result in the recurrence of an ingrown toenail.
If this does happen, you can elect to have the Partial Nail Avulsion surgical procedure, which involves removing a larger segment of nail and cauterising the area to stop regrowth. This is carried out under local anaesthesia and is carefully administered by one of our experienced podiatrists at our clinics.
This surgery carries a nearly 100% success rate and regrowth is completely stopped in almost all cases. If another ingrown toenail does occur, there are further, more invasive procedures available that will stop the growth at the nail bed, but is extremely uncommon that these are necessary.
You should seek to remove ingrown toenails if they become infected and are persistently painful and re-occurring.
At Bankstown Podiatry Clinic our experienced podiatrists have seen many cases of ingrown toenails and as such have become apt at their removal. Give us a call to book a consultation and see how we can get you back on your feet in no time.