Ingrown Toenails

Do you have an Ingrown Toenail? Sole Podiatry can help!

Ingrown toenails are a common complaint and can often cause a lot of pain. They occur when a small portion of the nail, grows into the side of the toe. Often antibiotics are prescribed to clear any infection, however the pain may remain until the offending nail spike is safely removed by a Podiatrist.

Causes of Ingrown Toenails

There are several causes for ingrown toenails. These include;

Involuted (curved) Toenails


Incorrect Cutting Technique

Onychophagia (picking of nails)

Trauma to the nail or nail bed

How we treat Ingrown Toenails

Treatment of an ingrown toenail, if caught early enough is often quick and painless, and usually doesn’t require the use of any anaesthetic injections. We may even be able to implement the use of the BS Brace (a small magnetic strip) to encourage normal nail growth.

Usually we will attempt to manage an ingrown toenail with routine regular care ad education on correct nail cutting techniques. we will also review your footwear and biomechanics to ensure there is no underlying cause of the ingrown nail.

Sometimes, even with regular Podiatry, ingrown toenails can become recurrent and debilitating. In some cases, we may recommend a more long term solution of a minor surgical procedure to remove the offending nail portion completely.

To make an appointment online click a Book Online Now button or alternatively, to speak with one of our staff please call (03) 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 45 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.


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