Ingrown Toenails

At Prahran Foot Clinic we commonly see patients with ingrown toenails and can usually provide relief during your initial consultation.

An ingrown toenail (also known as onychocryptosis) is a common yet debilitating condition that results from the edge of the toenail growing down and into the soft skin on the side of the toe.

Ingrown nails are usually red, swollen and tender to the touch. At times there may be a small amount of pus present. Causes of ingrown nails range from trauma to the toenail, poor nail cutting technique, hereditary nail shape or even as a side effect of certain medications.

Why choose Prahran Foot Clinic?

During your initial consultation, our skilled podiatrists will assess your ingrown toenail and determine the most appropriate treatment plan. In many cases, we can provide immediate relief and resolution during the same visit. However, if ingrown nails persist and become recurrent, a minor surgical procedure called a partial nail avulsion may be recommended. This safe and effective procedure is performed under local anaesthesia at Prahran Foot Clinic, with minimal post-operative discomfort, if any. The procedure involves removing a portion of the nail and preventing the problematic edge from growing back. This procedure has a documented success rate of over 98%.

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Expert Podiatrists

Our highly skilled team of professional podiatrists are at your service to give you the best footcare.

  • Highly qualified and professional
  • Personalised and attentive service
  • Modern, state of the art equipment with instruments sterilised for each patient
  • Central, convenient location in the heart of Prahran and only minutes from the Melbourne CBD
  • Evenings & Weekend Appointments Available

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Have a question or looking to book an appointment? Reach out and one of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible. If you’re looking to book an appointment online, please visit this link to make a booking.