Common Toenail Troubles

Ingrowing Toenails

Ingrowing nails are very painful condition which can repeatedly become infected.

There are multiple causes for the issue but the solution involves removing the edge of offending nail conservatively or permanantly through a short procedure by your podiatrist.

Fungal Toenails

This is one of the most common but persistent nail complaints. It occurs through infection with fungal spores picked up in showers, pools, garden soil or another person with the infection.

Treatment involves the podiatrist gently removing as much of the infected part of the nail as possible then treating the remaining good nail with an antifungal agent.

Thickened Toenails

Thick toe nails ("Onychogryphosis") is usually caused through trauma of the nail plate.

It is a permanent deformity of the nail, however we can painlessly remove excess nail and file it down to look just as a normal nail should.

Discoloured Toenails

There are a variety of reasons as to why a nail may be discolored. There could be bleeding underneath the nail, a bruise, pigmentation, melanoma, skin infection, fungal infection etc.

The podiatrist will investigate the cause and be able to treat or advise accordingly.

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