Central FootClinic offers a specialist service dedicated to the treatment of painful in-growing toenails. In-growing nails are a painful pathology which often goes untreated for weeks or even months, causing infection of soft tissue and severe pain. The condition is very common on the big toe due to pressure from footwear. They are often mistreated and waiting lists to have them treated can be lengthy. Central FootClinic offers a comprehensive package of diagnosis, treatment and follow up of in-growing nails.
In-growing toenails present in a variety of ways depending upon severity and duration, often becoming infected with antibiotics required. Common causes for in-growing toenails include:
Diagnosis is made through clinical presentation. If a differential diagnosis is suspected a x-ray maybe requested.
Conservative care for in-growing toenails may include packing the nail sulci, changing footwear to a wider/deeper to box.
If conservative care is unsuccessful nail surgery maybe recommended.
Treatment maybe indicated for:
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A specialist service dedicated to the treatment of painful in-growing toenails. In-growing nails are a painful and cause infection of soft tissue and severe painLearn More >
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