People from Rugby can now rely on the ingrown toenail treatments available at Renew Skin & Health Clinic that are performed by fully qualified podiatrists or consultant surgeons with years of experience on the field. Ingrown toenails are not only a highly unaesthetic issue, but also a very painful nail condition.

Ingrown toenails are caused by the inappropriate growth of the nail’s edges into the surrounding skin, causing pain and even infections. This growth can have in certain situations genetic causes, but are mostly determined by wearing uncomfortable shoes, having bad foot hygiene or trimming your nails incorrectly. If your ingrown toenail symptoms are mild, you could try improving all the abovementioned self-care measures, namely practicing good foot hygiene, wearing comfortable shoes, trimming your nails straight across and gently pushing away the skin from the nail.

If your ingrown toenail condition does not improve after this, you should see a GP, private dermatologist or podiatrist at Renew Skin & Health Clinic. After a thorough examination of the nail, the GP or podiatrist may recommend you two techniques or surgical correction: partial avulsion (removal) and total avulsion; both minor surgical procedures are carried out under local anesthetic, thus being painless.

Partial avulsion implies the removal of a part of the nail, more exactly surgically cutting the edges of the nail, making it narrower and giving it a straighter line. After this, the targeted areas will be applied with a phenol chemical which will prevent the nail’s edges from growing back into the surround tissue.
Total nail avulsion consists in the removal of the entire toenail, reducing thus the risk of ingrown toenail recurrence in the future. This is also highly recommended if the nail is getting thicker and digs deeper into the surrounding tissue. After the surgery, you will be left with the indentation, but do not worry as your toe’s functions will not be affected by it. The treated area will then be covered with a non-adhesive, sterile bandage and you will be recommended to keep your foot raised for 1-2 days.

Schedule a consultation at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic, even if you are from Rugby as the journey here will definitely be worth your while. You will painlessly and, most effectively treat the ingrown toenail condition, being able to get rid of the pain and the unsightly appearance of your feet! Contact us at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic headquarters, or simply click here for more contact information!