Often we get calls from clients saying that they have ingrown toenails and that they are in a lot of pain.
An ingrown toenail is a nail which has broken the skin and is causing an infection. The medical term for this is Onychocryptosis.
What is more common is an involuted nail. This is where the nail curls in at the sides and can even lead to a tube shaped nail. This can be incredibly painful if not cut correctly.
If you are in pain from an involuted nail or a nail which is digging in, we recommend booking in for a ‘General Foot Care – Assessment’ with our highly experienced podiatrist who can very carefully cut the nail and remove the offending spike.
Often we can solve painful nails with a general foot care, but you may require nail surgery if no progress is made with conventional techniques.
If you have any questions about whether nail surgery is right for you, please get in touch.