To remove an ingrown toenail and prevent it recurring, you need expert ingrown toenail surgery Brisbane. The expert team at Mastakov Surgery ensures it a quick and painless procedure. We aim to not only relieve your current pain and discomfort, but prevent it from recurring in the future. Contact us to book the first available consultation.
What is an ingrown toenail?
An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of a toenail grows into the skin at the side of the nail. The most common occurrence is when the corner of the nail on the big toe grows downwards into the nail bed.
This irritates the skin and is very painful. In some cases, this site can become infected. This is because it is easier for bacteria and other microbes to enter skin that is irritated.
In addition to pain, an infection can cause the nail fold to emit an unpleasant smell. In severe cases, there can be a discharge of pus from the skin surrounding the nail. Other signs of infection include: swelling, redness, extreme pain, and/or a fever.
A surgical procedure is the best course of action for an ingrown toenail. Especially if it is infected! If you think you need ingrown toenail surgery Brisbane, please contact us for the next available appointment.
What you need to know about ingrown toenails and other medical conditions:
Some people attempt home treatments for ingrown toenails. This can be risky, especially if you have other existing medical conditions. If you have diabetes, poor circulation or nerve damage, you need to immediately seek medical help for an ingrown toenail. Attempting home remedies is especially risky in these cases. Please contact us for ingrown toenail surgery Brisbane.
We perform painless ingrown toenail surgery Brisbane.
Ingrown toenail surgery is an outpatient procedure. We will perform the procedure at our practice; we will not need to admit you to a hospital.
Our team will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your ingrown toenail surgery Brisbane is painless. A local anesthetic means that just your toe will be numb. Although you will be awake throughout the procedure, you will not experience any pain.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, we will surgically remove the ingrown portion of the toenail and the corresponding nail root. We refer to this as a partial nail avulsion or a wedge resection.
However, in some cases, the entire nail will need to be removed. We refer to this procedure as a complete nail plate avulsion.
Contact us to book the next available consultation with our team. We will ensure your ingrown toenail surgery Brisbane is quick, painless, and effective.
What causes ingrown toenails?
Ingrown toenails are a very common condition in the field of podiatry. In particular, the toenail on the big toe seems to be far more likely to become ingrown. There are several possible causes, including:
- trimming your toenails incorrectly
- stubbing your toe, or other forms of trauma to the toe
- opting to wear shoes that are too tight or press down on your toes
- the side of the nail is naturally very curved and tends to grow into the skin
Ingrown toenail treatment typically includes ingrown nail surgery, a quick and painless surgical procedure. Contact us for all enquiries regarding ingrown toenail surgery Brisbane.
How can you prevent ingrown toenails?
- When you trim your toenails, cut them straight across the toe. Rounding off or curving the edges is more likely to lead to ingrown toenails.
- Only wear shoes that are comfortable and fit well. Shoes that are too tight and/or press on your toes can lead to ingrown toenails.
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