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INGROWING TOENAIL TREATMENT

RELIEVE PAIN AND SWELLING WITH PROFESSIONAL PODIATRIC CARE

Call The Camberley Clinic today to discuss treatment options for ingrown toenails.

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TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR INGROWN TOENAILS

If you're dealing with an ingrown toenail, your toenail may feel red and inflamed, feel tender to touch, and may have signs of infection. However, these may also be signs of a curly nail (which involves debris, such as dirt or fluff, caught under the nail), corn, or callus down the side of the nail. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, call The Camberley Clinic straight away to book an appointment. During your visit, we’ll go through potential treatment options, whether that involves conservative nail treatment or nail surgery. Our podiatrists will recommend any follow-up care needed for recovery, which may include keeping your toe clean and dry and changing dressings as instructed by a member of our team.

What causes ingrown toenails? Some common risk factors include wearing tight-fitting shoes, having sweaty feet, tearing or picking at your toenails, and experiencing trauma to the nail. Practising good hygiene and wearing proper footwear can significantly reduce the risk of ingrown toenails. However, if ingrown toenails are becoming a common occurrence for you, our podiatrists are always happy to offer advice. We recommend each patient learns to cut their nails properly. However, if you have diabetes, are taking steroids, or are on anti-coagulants, don't attempt to cut your nails. Our podiatrists will take care of this for you. 

Before you are seen by one of our podiatrists, bathing your foot in salt water can help relieve discomfort, prevent infection, and reduce inflammation. Afterwards, make sure to apply a sterile dressing and rest your foot, especially if you experience discharge from the affected area. You can also get further advice on supportive footwear by contacting us about our diabetic foot package.

REDUCING RISK FACTORS

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WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A PODIATRIST?

If you experience any of the symptoms discussed above, have diabetes, poor circulation, or a reduced immune system, visit The Camberley Clinic straight away. You should also call your podiatrist if an ingrown toenail is causing persistent pain or you have a condition affecting the nerves and/or feeling in your foot.

 

If you require toenail surgery, our team of highly skilled podiatrists are specialists in this field and have many years of experience providing the highest quality of care. If you need further advice or want to find out more about toenail surgery, contact our clinic to discuss your treatment options.

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CALL THE CAMBERLEY CLINIC TODAY TO DISCUSS INGROWING TOENAIL TREATMENT.

Call us today: 01276 682980

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