Ingrown toenails occur when a nail spicule or edge of the nail pierces the skin and causes a bacterial infection.
They are a very common reason for people to visit a podiatrist, as they can be very painful and normally do not resolve without removal of the aggravating nail spicule or jagged edge.
Permanent ingrown toenail surgery is necessary if IGTN’s are recurrent, or very severe.
This is to optimise healing and reduce complications. At the 3 week mark a scab or hard thick skin may be evident. This will need to be carefully removed by the podiatrist, and redressed.
The podiatrist at MediFeet Clinic are educated and trained in the area of ingrown toenail surgery. We will undertake a thorough assessment of your toe and provide you with both conservative and surgical options.