We believe at OsteoGait Podiatry that a definitive solution is often the best solution.
This often involves advising patients on more invasive treatment options to conclusively treat their underlying Foot & Ankle problems. We offer a wide range of minor surgical procedures, the most common being Nail Surgery for ingrown/ingrowing or thickened toenails.
Nail surgery is performed under local anaesthetic for the treatment of painful toe nails. This means that only the affected toe is injected with anaesthetic and numbed. You will be awake throughout the surgery. You will still be able to feel your toe being moved but you will not feel any pain.
The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes and you will be able to carry out the majority of day to day activities immediately afterwards but need to discuss this further with your Podiatrist.
Once the whole of the nail or part of the nail is removed a chemical (phenol) is applied to the nail bed and should ensure that the nail does not re-grow, offering a permanent resolution to the problem.
This ensures that you do not need to routinely have a painful ingrown toe-nail cut away and you can be rid of the problem in its entirety.