Ingrown toenails are a common, painful condition, where the nail grows into the skin.
The condition can become chronic, with repeated episodes of pain and infection.
Ingrown toenails can develop in several ways:
If your toe is inflamed, swollen and painful, your condition probably won't be resolved without professional treatment.
For less-serious conditions, we will remove part of your nail with a minor procedure at our clinic, flush the area with antiseptic, dress your toe, and refer you to your GP if antibiotics are required.
Antibiotics rarely work on their own. The nail spike, which is causing the problem, has to be removed first.
If you have a stubborn ingrown nail, we can perform minor surgery to permanently correct the problem. We administer a local anaesthetic and remove part of your nail permanently.