Hurst Podiatry Blog

I have an ingrown toenail will I need surgery?

In most cases no. Podiatrists are specialists in performing a procedure called a partial nail avulsion. This condition is performed to remove permanently a sliver of the side of a toenail to fix an ingrown toenail for good. This is a wonderful option that is carried out under a local anaesthetic, and you can walk in and out on the day and normally make a full recovery within a few weeks.

That said often this surgery can often be avoided and podiatrists can help resolve an ingrown toenail through a combination of education on nail care and carefully cutting a small piece of the nail and allowing the nail to grow out normally. We can help you work out which option is best for you.

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