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Ingrown Toenail Treatment Perth

 

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Ingrown Toenail Treatment, Bracing & Surgery Perth

Ingrown toenails can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and embarrassing. That is why we are here to help. We will provide a comprehensive assessment of the affected area and determine the best course of action for you.

There are various ways we can work towards improving the condition of your nails. This may involve conservative treatment options or surgical treatment for ingrown toenails if necessary.

What is an Ingrown Toenail?

Our toenails may be affected in several ways that cause discomfort, so having a professional assessment can be beneficial to ensure the most appropriate treatment is delivered. Our team is experienced in assessing for ingrown nails and identifying any underlying factors that should be targeted.

A nail is classed as ingrown when it begins to grow into the soft tissue around your toe. This may cause discomfort and could affect mobility and the wearing of certain footwear.

What Are The Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail?

The following signs may indicate that your uncomfortable toe may be due to an ingrown toenail:

  • Redness.
  • Inflammation.
  • Pain around the toenail.
  • Odour.
  • Discharge near the toenail.
  • Skin that is protruding above the nail.

What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

Toenails can become ingrown due to several reasons, such as:

  • Poor-fitting footwear.
  • Inadequate nail cutting.
  • Natural curvature of the nail.
  • Trauma to the area.
  • Certain medications.
  • Genetics.

Treatment Options For Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails dig into the skin and can be very painful. The condition is unlikely to improve on its own and may become worse without care. Visiting our experienced team may be highly beneficial as we can develop a suitable treatment plan for your needs.

The course of treatment depends largely on how deeply the nail is embedded into the skin. In some cases, the nail can be cleared without local anaesthetic. In more severe cases, pain relief may be required to remove parts of the ingrown nail. If the nail is too deep, surgery might be needed to remove the affected side of the nail.

Bacteria can get trapped underneath the nail and cause an infection, resulting in pain, pus, redness, and swelling of the skin surrounding the ingrown nail. If this is the case, antibiotics are usually required to reduce discomfort.

Untreated ingrown toenails can become a serious and painful situation, so we recommend contacting us for more information. Make an appointment or call to discuss on 08 9341 5166.

Routine Care For an Ingrown Nail

If you have symptoms of an ingrown toenail, it is important to take good care of the area. Ensure you cut across your toenail, following the natural curve of the nail, and not down the sides or too far to the edge of the nail. Avoid creating sharp edges that may further irritate the skin. Keep your toenails and toes clean and dry.

Nail Braces For Ingrown Nails

Doubleview Podiatry is the only podiatry clinic in Perth that fixes ingrown toenails with the revolutionary BS Nail Brace. Our podiatrists are experts at fitting the right brace for your toenail to gently straighten it out and prevent it from growing incorrectly.

Once applied, the brace is left on for a month at which point your podiatrist will replace it with a fresh brace. After 3-4 rounds of nail bracing your curvy nail should be straighter and no longer interfering with your daily activities.
Talk to our Perth Podiatrists and find out if nail bracing can be a painless solution for you.

Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Our specialist can perform Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) to surgically remove a portion of the underlying nail bed, some of the adjacent soft tissues, and part of the growth centre if necessary. This allows the nail to grow in a healthier position.

Book in with one of our Perth Podiatrists today to improve your ingrown toenails.

Frequently Asked Ingrown Toenail Questions

  • What Happens If You Leave An Ingrown Toenail?

    An ingrown toenail that may only be a little sore is likely to get more painful the longer it is left alone. Eventually, it may become infected, making the solution much more complicated. Our podiatry practice is the only clinic in Perth that uses the revolutionary BS Nail Brace to stop your ingrown toenail in its tracks. It works by straightening out the nail to prevent it from ingrowing and getting infected. If you’ve got a sore toenail, now is the perfect time to give us a call and book in for assessment.

  • Can I Cut My Ingrown Toenail?

    You run the risk of making your ingrown toenail worse by cutting it incorrectly. This will make it harder for your podiatrist to fix, too. It may be beneficial to visit us for assessment first and receive professional advice and treatment.

Why Choose Doubleview Podiatry for Ingrown Toenail Treatment?

The team at Doubleview Podiatry is dedicated to supporting our patients towards better outcomes. No matter your foot-related concerns, we can provide a thorough assessment and determine a plan for the most appropriate treatment.

Experienced Staff

Our podiatrists are highly qualified and skilled. We regularly help patients with ingrown toenails and are here to help you find improved comfort and better healing.

Nail Surgery or Conservative Treatment

We can provide different levels of treatment depending on the severity of your ingrown toenail. This may involve non-surgical steps, such as the use of nail bracing, or a surgical procedure.

Return to Normal Activities

Our team can help your feet feel more comfortable so that nail problems no longer interfere with your days.

Visit Doubleview Podiatry For Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenails can be extremely painful and may cause significant issues if left untreated. If you are dealing with the symptoms of an affected toenail, please contact our friendly team to organise an initial consultation.

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