Northampton Chiropody Clinic Podiatrist in Northampton Chiropodist 01604 422772

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The Foot Clinic
34 Billing Road Northampton
NN1 5DQ 

 

Podiatrist in Northampton

Ingrowing Toenail Treatment Northampton

Quick Appointment - Permanent Removal of ingrowing nails

Since Graduating in 1996 I have undertaken over 2500 ingrown toenail removal procedures.

This is a procedure that's done to treat a painful condition where the toenail grows into the skin surrounding it. It's a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper nail trimming, tight-fitting shoes, or injury to the toe.

If you're experiencing an ingrowing toenail, you may notice symptoms such as pain, redness, swelling, and even infection. In some cases, the condition can be treated with conservative measures such as soaking the foot in warm water and wearing open-toed shoes. However, if the problem persists or becomes more severe, surgery may be necessary.

The surgery involves removing a portion of the toenail and the surrounding tissue to prevent the nail from growing back into the skin. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia, which means you'll be awake but won't feel any pain. The surgeon will remove the affected portion of the nail. In some cases, a chemical may be applied to the nail bed to prevent regrowth.

After the surgery, you'll need to keep the area clean and dry and redress until resolved. Most people are able to return to their normal activities the following day although you may need to avoid certain activities such as running or jumping for a few weeks.

Overall, ingrowing toenail surgery is a safe and effective way to treat a painful and uncomfortable condition. If you're experiencing symptoms of an ingrowing toenail, talk to us about whether surgery might be a good option for you. They can help you determine the best course of treatment based on your individual needs and circumstances.

Not all ingrowing nails need surgery and this will be discussed with you at the foot clinic. You can also send me a picture beforehand.

The surgical procedure requires a local anaesthetic to numb the toe and the side of the nail removed, not the whole nail. (see picture below). A chemical will then be applied to ensure the nail does not re-grow so you will never have another ingrown nail there again.

We do sometimes remove the whole toenail if necessary if for instance you have a fungal nail that needs removing.

You can be pain free in less than 30 minutes. If you need surgery do not drive yourself home from the podiatry clinic in Northampton. You can bring along someone else to sit in with you and drive.

Ingrowing Toenail Treatment is permanent, it will not return if you give us a ring now?

ingrowing toenail removal Northampton podiatrist

Ingrown Toenail Surgery Northampton

As you can see from the picture the side of the nail on the offending side has been removed. This is a picture 3 weeks post operation.

This gentleman will never suffer with an ingrowing nail again on that side.

Ingrown Toenails Information

Causes

Symptoms

Treatment

  1. Soaking the foot in warm water
  2. Gently lifting the ingrown edge of the nail
  3. Placing a small piece of cotton or dental floss under the nail to help it grow above the skin
  4. Applying antibiotic ointment and covering with a bandage
  5. Wearing open-toed or loose-fitting shoes
  6. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers
  7. Consulting a healthcare professional for severe or recurring cases