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

Genetics

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.

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What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 40 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.

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 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.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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