Level 1 Tok H, 459 Toorak Road, Toorak Vic. 3142
Ingrown Toenail Management
Ingrown toenails are a very common foot condition that we manage every day. The condition occurs when the toenail grows into the skin, causing pain, swelling, redness and sometimes an infection. Ingrown toenails may occur due to a curved or involuted nail shape, shoe pressure, foot mechanics, thickened nails or poor nail cutting technique. It is a common problem with teenagers, adults and older people.
Podiatrists specialise in the diagnosis and management of ingrown toenails. We can assess the extent of the ingrown toenail, determine the cause of the problem and advise on preventing future recurrence. Treatment may involve removing the section of the ingrown nail that is causing pain and discomfort and prescribing antibiotics if there is an underlying infection. We can provide tips on good foot hygiene practices and management to prevent future ingrown toenails. Regular visits can also help prevent ongoing pain and discomfort.
Onyfix nail bracing is also available at Toorak Village Podiatry. This is a non-surgical innovative solution using an acrylic brace adhered to the nail. The nail brace helps lift the nail edge and realign the nail. Your podiatrist will be able to determine whether Onyfix is the best solution for your individual needs.
In some cases, we may recommend nail surgery to permanently remove the nail edge to ensure that it doesn’t grow in to the skin again. This is done in our rooms at Toorak Village Podiatry under a local anaesthetic. This is a procedure we do often in our rooms and are skilled in this procedure.
It is important to seek prompt and professional treatment especially if the ingrown toenail is infected or painful. Call Toorak Village Podiatry for your ingrown toenail management.