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Non-invasive ingrown toenail treatment

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Ingrown toenails are a common problem during and post pregnancy due to the increase in lower limb swelling. An ingrown nail occurs when a nail edge grows into the adjacent skin, causing possible redness and swelling. It usually happens on the sides or the ends of the big toes, although it can happen in the lesser toenails as well. If left untreated, it can lead to an infection.


  • Sharp pain/tenderness with or without pressure exerted on the corner or side of the nail
  • Redness and swelling around the toe or affected part of nail
  • Pus collection at the region where the nail is ingrowing

How can a Podiatrist help?

  • Our podiatrists can carefully and effectively remove the offending nail spike with as minimal pain as possible using special nail clippers. This provides instant pain relief. Subsequent nail growth will have to be monitored closely.
  • Depending on the severity, the podiatrist can perform conservative management by regular trimming and filing of the nails and applying cotton packing on the nail borders. Advice will be given on how to manage your nails subsequently to prevent recurrence.

How is it different from going for a pedicure?

Podiatrists are trained medical professionals in managing nail conditions. We use sterilised and specialised medical instruments when removing ingrown toenails to minimise risk of infection. We will also ensure the sides of the nail are filed down properly to prevent recurrence of ingrowing. We often attend to patients who developed infected ingrown toenails due to the pedicurist not trimming the nail appropriately and leaving a sharp edge at the side. Therefore, we would recommend seeing our podiatrists for professional help with your ingrown nails!

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Physio & Sole Clinic

Phone: 9126 8257

Fax: 6281 1209


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