The Benefits of Nail Surgery
One of the main benefits of nail surgery is the effective treatment of ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails occur when the edges of the nail grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain, inflammation, and sometimes infection. Nail surgery can remove the offending portion of the nail, allowing the affected toe to heal properly and providing long-term relief from discomfort. By addressing the underlying issue causing the ingrown toenail, nail surgery not only provides immediate relief but also helps prevent future occurrences.
Another common problem that can be addressed through nail surgery is fungal nail infections. These infections can be stubborn and difficult to treat with topical medications alone. Nail surgery can involve the removal of the infected nail, allowing for the application of antifungal treatments directly to the affected area. This targeted approach can significantly improve the chances of successfully eradicating the infection and promoting healthy nail growth. Additionally, nail surgery can also help prevent the spread of the infection to other nails.
Nail surgery can also correct nail deformities caused by trauma or genetic factors.
Effective treatment for:
Ingrown toenails that penetrate the skin
Fungal nail infections
Ingrown toenails caused by injury or genetic factors
Corns under the nail
The Nail Surgery Process
Nail surgery at Appleton Footcare is performed by a qualified podiatrist, registered with The Health Care & Professionals Council (HCPC). The procedure is done under local anaesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort. The procedure is usually quick and relatively painless, with minimal downtime for recovery. After the surgery, the patient may be prescribed antibiotics or antifungal medications to aid in the healing process and prevent complications.
Here’s a video from the Royal College of Podiatry explaining what nail surgery is and showing the process.
We have also created a downloadable information leaflet:
Is Nail Surgery Right for me?
Nail surgery is an effective solution for a range of nail problems, from ingrown toenails and fungal infections to nail deformities. By addressing the underlying issues, nail surgery can provide long-lasting relief and improve the overall health and appearance of your nails. If you’re suffering from a persistent nail problem, consulting with a qualified professional can help determine whether nail surgery is the right option for you.
It is crucial to consult with a qualified professional and discuss the potential risks and benefits of nail surgery before making a decision. They will be able to assess your specific situation and provide personalised advice and guidance. Don’t let nail issues hold you back – take the first step towards healthier nails today by contacting Appleton Footcare