Ingrown toenail can be treated with or without local anaesthetic. This
will depend on the the shape of the nail or how deep the ingrown nail is.
When the ingrown nail keep reoccurring we advise to have it removed
under local anaesthetic and the nail root will be killed to achieve
permanent pain relief.
The verrucae will be pared to removed all the callus. I then will use
and emitter transmitting a gentle wind of which will kill any microorganisms
they meet. I have used this treatment for the last 14 years.
It is pain free and can be used on children and diabetic
patients. The electro method has proven effective against
combating surface infections caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses.
The nail fungal will be removed as much as possible.The corrective nail will
prepared the nail bed and will guide the new nail.
Nail surgery is a common procedure carried out by a podiatrist to
remove part, or all of a problem toenail. If the whole nail is removed
it is called a total nail avulsion. If only a part of the nail is removed
which is the most common operation, then it is termed a partial nail
Ingrown, infected, deformed, thick, painful or fungal toenails.
Nail surgery is carried out to provide permanent pain relief and/or
prevent recurrent infection in problem toes. Occasionally, it is
carried out for cosmetic reasons.
Toenail surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic. This is
achieved by using an anaesthetic injection similar to that used by
A local anaesthetic is injected into the toe to stop you feeling any
pain. The nail, or piece of nail, is then removed. A chemical called
phenol is applied to the nail bed to stop the nail from growing back
(however, in rare case regrowth can occur). A sterile dressing is
then applied with sterile gauze to protect the wound. This should be
kept dry for 3 days. You should wear spacious, comfortable shoes
to aid healing and also to accommodate the large dressing on the
You will be asked to return in a few days for the wound to be
inspected and to be redressed. Thereafter two more appointment
will be arranged to check the wound is healing well. The local
anaesthetic usually wears off in 24 hours.
There is usually little discomfort after the procedure but incase you
feel any pain in the hours following surgery we advise you take a
mild pain killer (but avoid aspirin as this encourages bleeding).