Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails occur when a spike or a shoulder of nail penetrates the soft tissues down the side of the nail. The skin around the nail will typically become red and swollen and will feel extremely painful to touch. Pus may be present and depending on the degree of infection antibiotics may be needed.

We at Gold Standard would not advise self-treatment of ingrown toenails as in our experience this often increases the need for nail surgery. Equally if you have diabetes or any other form of underlying medical condition which affects your immunity or you have poor circulation to the foot, you should see urgent attention from the podiatrist and or GP.

Ingrown toe nails can be treated at Gold Standard, if the ingrowing toe nail isn’t too severe it can be conservatively managed by a podiatrist who will be able to remove the spike of nail that is ingrown.

If it is quite severe you may require a surgical procedure to remove either part of the nail, or the whole nail to prevent the ingrown toe nail from reoccurring. The surgical procedure is called a partial or total nail avulsion and can be performed at any of our clinics.


Ingrown Toenail

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Me and my son have been visiting Louise at the Leyland centre for a number of years. My son has had overall approx 6 nail surgery procedures with Louise and she is so darn good at making my son at ease and also myself! Louise has been a god send as I literally would be lost without her. Louise is knowledgeable and amazing! Thank you Louise and the team - amazing service, help, guidance and a welcoming environment. If you need any work on your feet - Gold Standard Foot-care is the place to go without a doubt.

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Today I had a long overdue ingrowing toenail issue resolved with Gold Standard footcare. Louise was a a brilliant example of a professional that takes pride in their work and made the whole procedure painless and relaxing. As a person that has had a previously bad experience on the NHS that left me worried about the procedure I can assure anyone going for nail surgery that with Gold Standard footcare you have nothing to worry about and the experience will be pain free and quick. Thank you Louise.

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