Nail diseases and nail surgery

Our treatments

INGROWN TOENAILS

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.

VERRUCAE TREATMENT


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.

TOENAIL CORRECTION AND NAIL FUNGAL TREATMENT

Why toenail correction?

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 UNDER LOCAL ANAESTHETIC

What is nails surgery?

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 avulsion.

What are the benefits of having nail surgery?

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.

What will happen when I have nail surgery?

Toenail surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic. This is achieved by using an anaesthetic injection similar to that used by dentists.

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 toe.

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.

After the procedure

There is usually little discomfort after the procedure but incase you feel any pain in the hours following surgery we advise you take amild pain killer (but avoid aspirin as this encourages bleeding).