We specialise in performing minor surgeries to treat various toenail conditions. Led by Marion Yau, an experienced podiatric surgeon, we provide effective surgical treatments to help resolve troublesome toenail issues.
Our clinic offers customised treatment plans featuring the latest surgical techniques. We aim to educate patients while providing compassionate foot care in a comfortable, sterilised environment. Please read below to learn more about our toenail surgery in London.
Common Toenail Problems Treated
● Ingrown Toenails
● Fungal Toenail Infections
● Thickened Deformed Toenails
Ingrown toenails are one of the most prevalent toenail issues treated at our clinic. This painful condition develops when the toenail grows into the surrounding skin, resulting in redness, swelling, infection, and discharge.
Ingrown toenails often occur in big toes when the nail curves downward into the skin next to it. Causes include:
● Improperly trim nails
● Hereditary nail structure
● Improperly sized shoes
● Injury/trauma to the toe
Common symptoms associated with ingrown toenails include:
● Redness, swelling around the toenail
● Painful sensitivity when pressure is applied
● Pus-like drainage from the nail
● Difficulty walking
We offer surgeries performed under local anaesthesia to treat ingrown toenails. Surgical options include:
Partial Nail Removal (Edges)
This involves the removal of the sides of the nail pressing into the skin. The nail root remains intact, allowing the rest of the nail to grow out normally.
Complete Nail Removal
In severe recurring cases, we may opt to fully remove the entire painful nail. After a new nail grows in, proper trimming and shoes are vital to prevent recurrence.
Fungal Toenail Infections
Toenail fungus is another common issue affecting nails that we successfully treat. This condition, known medically as onychomycosis, is an infection underneath or on top of the nail caused by fungal organisms such as dermatophytes. Warm, moist environments like swimming pools, showers, socks and shoes often harbour fungi.
Custom treatment plans are created after examining each patient’s toes and nails. Surgical removal of part or all of the nail is often performed using a high-speed drill, chemical applications or laser procedures. Administering numbing medication prevents sensitivity.
We schedule toenail surgery in London when the toenail condition warrants it. Simply arrive with clean feet on the treatment day. Inform us about any new developments since the consult.
If living with ingrown toenails, fungal infections or thick deformed nails, contact us today at +44 (0) 1206484185 for an evaluation. Achieve comfortable, infection-free toenails again.