Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown toenails (also known as onychocryptosis) are one of the most common foot complaints. Ingrown toenails occurs when the nail plate aggravates the surrounding nail fold or skin. They can cause intense pain, redness, swelling and can lead to infection. The great toe is the most common site for ingrown toenails, however they can occur on any of the toes. Some of the more common causes for ingrown toenails to develop are: trauma or injury to the nail; the structural shape of the nail; poor cutting technique; digital deformities and ill-fitting footwear.
Not all patients with ingrown toenails require surgery. Most ingrown toenails can be treated conservatively with appropriate cutting technique, wider footwear and periodic care of nails. In cases where conservative management is ineffective, nail surgery is often recommended.
Paul D’Arcangelo is also the founder & principle practitioner of the Melbourne Ingrown Toenail Centre (MITC). The MITC is also located at the 240 Uni Hill Complex. If you suffer with ingrown toenails and want to find out more information about ingrown toenail treatments, please visit the MITC website www.melbourneingrowntoenailcentre.com.au