Podiatrists in Brighton, Geelong, Blackburn, Hawthorn, Drysdale, Windsor, Essendon, Colac & Lara

In-grown toenails can be a very painful and frustrating condition.

We know how irritating they can be and we enjoy being able to relieve you of this pain and get you back to being active, healthy and happy!

The reason these are so painful is generally because a hard piece of nail is growing into the soft skin, which causes irritation of the local nerves and blood vessels. This irritation can progress to break the skin and lead to infection.

In-grown toenail home management

If you are having trouble with in growing nails give the following a try to help it settle.

  1. Salt water bathing
  2. Betadine ointment and a sterile dressing to reduce the risk of infection
  3. Avoid cutting nails into the corners

If the pain and redness continues, our Podiatrists will be able to help alleviate your pain.

We help care for in-grown toenails in a relatively painless way. We can help with regular care of the offending nail or with a simple procedure to remove the nail portion permanently.
If you want us to help you or someone you know with an in-growing toenail, or other complaint such as heel pain or fungal nails, please give us a call or book your appointment online.

We look forward to caring for you soon!