NAIL SURGERY & TOENAIL REMOVAL
Ingrowing, thick or damaged toenails can be very painful, uncomfortable and look very unsightly; the nails and the surrounding skin can also become infected by bacteria and very often fungal infections.
Our HCPC registered podiatrists are specialists at dealing with a full range of toenail problems. We are often able to resolve problem toenails in only one treatment or if required we can offer a number of treatment plans to treat and maintain health to more troublesome toenails including nail surgery or permanent toenail removal performed with the use of a local anaesthetic.
Reduction of the thickness of damaged nails
Removal of ingrowing nail(s) with specialist small nail trimmers to minimise pain (PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME)
Nail surgery to permanently narrow the nail if it continually grows inwards and causes pain. In the majority of cases only a section of the nail needs to be removed under a local anaesthetic.
If a fungal infection is suspected our podiatrist can test the nail (additional cost applies) to confirm nail infection; if infection is confirmed the correct form of treatment is then recommended.
Most nail treatments do not cause discomfort, if however you are concerned about pain during treatment a local anaesthetic can be used to numb the painful toe so treatment can be carried out pain free.
RECOMMENDED TREATMENTS/ WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
If you are experiencing problems with your toenails you are recommended to book in for treatment as soon as possible; often early treatment can often prove vital in avoiding progression of the problem.