Ingrown Toenails can be very painful condition and because of fear of surgery many people put off seeking treatment until the nail has deteriorated to a chronic state.
Many ingrown toe nails can be treated without the need for surgery, although conservative measures may mean that you have to visit a podiatrist at regular intervals.
If surgery is required, it can be done at Epping Podiatry Centre, with the procedure taking an hour or less.
Abnormal thickening of the toe nail is a common complaint. They usually occur as a result of an injury to the toe nail bed, such as dropping a heavy object on your toe.
Once damaged the nail will always be thick. Reduction of the thickness of the nail is painless but will require regular on going care.
Fungal nails are the most difficult nail condition to treat. The nail becomes thick, brittle and discoloured. Often the nail plates crumbles and separates from the nail bed.
There are many topical solutions that treat fungal nails. However not all fungal nails are suitable for topical treatment. Other treatments include oral medication (from your GP) or laser treatment (which is yet to show its full promise). Advise on management is provided at Epping Podiatry Centre.