Here at our nail surgery clinic, we specialise in treating ingrown toenails and providing permanent relief from the pain and discomfort they cause.
What is an Ingrown Toenail?
When the toenail grows into the skin, it often gets red, swollen, and infected. This leads to pretty bad pain when you put on shoes or even walk around. If you don't properly treat an ingrown toenail, the symptoms just get worse over time. The swelling and pain will increase, and the infection can spread deeper into the toe.
Ingrown toenails affect people of all ages and genders. The most common causes include:
Improperly trimmed nails
Abnormal nail shape
Excessive perspiration of the feet
Ill-fitting shoes or socks put pressure on the toes
Common symptoms indicating an ingrown toenail include:
Throbbing, persistent pain and tenderness along the nail edges
Significant redness, swelling, and inflammation of the toe
Pus-like drainage from the inflamed area
Difficulty wearing shoes due to contact with the nail
Mild cases can often be resolved through conservative at-home treatments such as:
Proper nail trimming technique - cutting straight across avoiding rounding at edges
Cotton wedges - gently lifting and separating nail from skin
Antibiotic ointment - reduces infection risk
Warm foot soaks - improves circulation and reduces swelling
Shoe inserts - minimise pressure on affected nails
When to Seek Professional Treatment
If an ingrown nail results in intolerable pain or worsens despite home care, visiting our clinic is strongly recommended. We provide advanced ingrown toenail surgery in London for effective long-term relief.
The Ingrown Toenail Removal Procedure
Our signature ingrown toenail surgery in London involves surgically removing the problematic nail edge or the entire nail. Local anaesthesia is administered for a completely painless procedure. Using a sterile technique, our podiatrist will:
Administer a local anaesthetic to numb the toe
Pry out the corner of the ingrown nail
Remove ingrown section or entire nail as needed
Cauterize visible tissue to prevent re-growth
Apply antibiotic ointment over the nail bed
Bandage the toe securely with a postoperative shoe
Why Choose Us for Ingrown Nail Relief?
With advanced training in both general and complex podiatry care, our clinic offers London patients the highest standard of ingrown toenail treatment.
Benefits of our service include:
Virtually painless nail removal under anaesthetic
Precision cauterization prevents regrowth
Reduced procedure time thanks to the latest technologies
Lower recurrence rates than industry averages
Rapid healing and return to normal activity
Emphasis on preventive education and long-term relief
To schedule a consultation regarding your case, call +44 (0) 1206484185. Our coordinators facilitate appointments tailored to your schedule and needs. Take the first step toward a pain-free life.