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Say bye to Ingrown Toenail Pain Forever: Book Your Appointment with Our HCPC Nail Surgery Specialist

As someone who has suffered from an ingrown toenail, I know first

hand how uncomfortable and painful it can be. Ingrown toenails occur when the edge or corner of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing redness, swelling, and pain. In this blog post, I will discuss the causes and symptoms of ingrown toenails, the risks of ignoring them, the benefits of seeking professional help, the types of ingrown toenail surgery, what to expect before, during, and after surgery, how to choose the right podiatrist, and the cost of ingrown toenail surgery.

Understanding Ingrown Toenails: Causes and Symptoms

Ingrown toenails can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, improper nail trimming, tight-fitting shoes, and injury. Symptoms of an ingrown toenail include pain, redness, swelling, and in some cases, infection. If you have diabetes or poor circulation, it is especially important to seek treatment for an ingrown toenail, as it can lead to more serious complications. I always recommend coming to see a HCPC Podiatrist like at Fordham-Rees Podiatry to assess your feet to ensure your ingrown toenail is properly managed.

The Risks and Dangers of Ignoring Ingrown Toenails

Ignoring an ingrown toenail can lead to serious complications, including infection, abscess, and even bone infection. In some cases, the infection can spread to other parts of the body, leading to serious health problems. If you have an ingrown toenail, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent these complications. If you are having any of these symptoms please book an appointment to be assessed and treated. A HCPC Podiatrist is always recommended. At Fordham-Rees Podiatry our podiatrists are HCPC registered with years of experience.

The Benefits of Seeking Professional Help: Ingrown Toenail Removal

If you have an ingrown toenail, seeking professional help is the best course of action. HCPC Podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems, including ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenail removal is a simple and effective procedure that can provide immediate relief from pain and discomfort.

(Louise Fordham HCPC Lead Podiatrist)

What is Ingrown Toenail Surgery?

Ingrown toenail surgery is a procedure in which the podiatrist removes part or all of the toenail to treat the ingrown nail. There are two main types of ingrown toenail surgery: toenail avulsion and permanent toenail removal.

Types of Ingrown Toenail Surgery: Toenail Avulsion and Permanent Toenail Removal

Toenail avulsion is a procedure in which the podiatrist removes the portion of the toenail that is causing the problem. This can be done under local anesthesia and is a relatively quick procedure. Permanent toenail removal, on the other hand, involves the complete removal of the toenail. This is usually done for severe cases of ingrown toenails and is a more invasive procedure, I personally have done this procedure 100s of times and I am a specialist in toenail surgery. You will be in the best hands.

What to Expect Before, During, and After Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Before the surgery, the podiatrist will examine your toe and determine which procedure is best for your situation. During the surgery, you will be given local anesthesia to numb the area. The podiatrist will then remove the affected portion of the toenail. After the surgery, you will be given instructions on how to care for your toe as it heals. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, taking pain medication, and wearing a special shoe or bandage.

How to Choose the Right Podiatrist for Ingrown Toenail Surgery

When choosing a podiatrist for ingrown toenail surgery, it is important to look for someone who is experienced and knowledgeable. Ask for recommendations from friends and family, and do your research online to find a reputable podiatrist in your area. Make sure to ask about their experience with ingrown toenail surgery. I obviously will recommend myself as your Podiatrist as I meet all those criteria, I am happy to book a consultation for you and discuss the options with you.

The Cost of Ingrown Toenail Surgery: Is it Worth It?

The cost of ingrown toenail surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure. When considering the cost, it is important to remember that the benefits of the surgery far outweigh the cost, as it can provide immediate relief from pain and prevent more serious complications down the road. At Fordham-Rees Podiatry our nail surgery price is very competitive starting from £200 only.

Conclusion: Say Goodbye to Ingrown Toenail Pain Forever

If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, don't ignore it. Seek professional help from a HCPCP podiatrist who is experienced in ingrown toenail removal, like myself Louise Fordham. With the right treatment, you can say goodbye to ingrown toenail pain forever. Book your appointment with our podiatry nail surgery specialists today!

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