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Ingrown Toenails and Nail Surgery

Fordham-Rees Podiatry clinics very own Podiatrist Louise Fordham talks about ingrowing toenails, what we can do at our Podiatry clinic to treat them and what to expect

Ingrowing toenails are a common, often a painful foot health issue.  Ingrown toenails can affect anyone, there are many causes such as a trauma to the nail, ill fitting footwear, incorrect nails cutting or wider nail plates along with a variety of other factors.

Ingrowing toenails most commonly but not exclusively affect the big toe.  They occur when the nail grows around the side of the toe.  This can be due to a a variety of causes such as trauma, ill fitting footwear, picking of nails or nails being cut incorrectly or even just due to the nail shape.

The ingrowing nail can cause Pain, inflammation and if left untreated it can in some cases cause a serious infection.

What can I do If I think I have an Ingrowing toenail?

Book an appointment with our Cardiff podiatrist at our Podiatry clinic on Fairwater green Cardiff. Louise will assess the nail and advise on what treatment would be best for you. All your options would be discussed along with risks benefits and most importantly, aftercare.

Don’t panic or worry, not all ingrowing toenails need surgery. If you catch an ingrowing toenail early it is possible that we would be able to non-surgically trim the nail back without too much trouble.

You will leave your appointment feeling much more comfortable.

Louise Fordham our Cardiff Podiatrist will also discuss with you how to look after your nails to try and reduce the risk of this issue reoccurring during your appointment. 

In some cases where this non surgical option is not possible or the problem is re-occuring we may recommend nail surgery.

Nail surgery is a small procedure where under a local anaesthetic the small offending piece of the nail is removed and the area treated to prevent the problem from re-occuring. The procedure is done here at our Podiatry clinic on Fairwater green in Cardiff By Louise Fordham our lead HCPC cardiff Podiatrist, you will walk in and out within an hour.

Louise will talk you through the procedure and discuss all risks and benefits, if this is a procedure that is required. And is a very talented and specialist with nail surgery and at making you feel relaxed and at ease during your appointment.

How much would surgery cost?

Nail surgery costs from £200 at our podiatry clinic In Cardiff. But all the costs and any other questions you have would be answered at an initial consultation appointment with Louise.

Want to know more about nail surgery?

Read our nail surgery blog for more information.

So if you are concerned you may have an ingrowing toenail or wish to have some advice book a Nail Surgery consultation with Louise and let’s get you out of pain. 

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