A toenail can become ingrown when the corner of the nail grows into the surrounding skin. This can be caused by incorrect cutting of the toenails, wearing shoes that are too small or after injury to the toenail such as dropping a heavy object on it. If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can become painful, red or infected often impacting mobility.
Enclosed footwear becomes uncomfortable and even the bed sheets can cause unbearable pressure!
Ingrown toenails are a common problem, and our podiatrists are often able to quickly and successfully treat them.
In severe cases, or with chronic recurring ingrown nails, we can conduct a minor in-rooms procedure under local anaesthetic to have a permanent result.
We are accredited users of the BS Brace – where a brace is glued onto the affected nail, using tension to help it grow away from the corners.
If you wish to make an appointment at Glen Waverley Foot Clinic for ingrown nails, please call us on 9560 9599