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Podiatric Nail Care

Have sore toenails or nails that need some TLC?

WE CAN HELP YOU!

Ingrown Toe nails, fungal nails, thickened nails are painful, difficult to cut and unsightly. We can provide simple and effective remedies for these conditions. The podiatry team who have Australian Podiatry Association membership manage all nail conditions.

Recommendation: On your first visit you will receive a diagnosis and treatment plan to effectively manage your nail condition.

  • Ingrown Toenails can be managed conservatively in 80% of cases. For chronic and infected in-grown toenails a nail surgery can be performed within the clinic.
  • Thickened Toenails can be returned to a normal appearance on your first visit using high speed painless nail drills. Yes, it is painless.
  • Fungal Nails are complicated and difficult to manage. Our team will outline the treatment options that are evidence based and help you through the experience. Beware of new fad (non evidence based) Laser therapies that are popping up all over the City. We work closely with Macquarie Street Dermatologists whom we regularly share ideas and patients to provide evidence based interventions.’

Ingrown Toe nails
Ingrown toe nails are a common, painful condition that occur when skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin. This condition is usually very painful and can be associated with infection. Some ingrown toenails are chronic, with repeated episodes of pain and infection. Irritation, redness, an uncomfortable sensation of warmth, as well as swelling can result from an ingrown toenail.

Ingrown toenails develop for many reasons. In some cases the condition is congenital, such as toenails that simply are too large.

The most common cause is cutting your toenails incorrectly, causing them to re-grow into the skin. Tight hosiery or shoes with narrow toe boxes only make matters worse. If the skin is red, painful or swollen on the sides of the nail, an infection may be present. This occurs because the ingrown nail is often in a warm, moist and bacteria-rich environment. When the nail penetrates the skin, it provides a convenient entry for germs that can cause infection. Untreated, the nail can go under the skin, causing a more severe infection. In either case, the infection needs to be cured with sterile instruments and antibiotics.

Recommendation: In many cases, short term relief using the following simple regimen:

  • Soak the feet in warm salt water
  • Dry them with a clean towel
  • Apply a mild antiseptic solution to the area (eg. Betadine)
  • Bandage the toe

Recommendation: Our Podiatry team have experts in the clinic who can perform a minor in-office surgical procedure to cure in-grown toenail problems. This procedure generally takes about 60 minutes, is pain free with local anaesthesia with wound resolution within 4 weeks. Contact our rooms to make an initial appointment to discuss your nail condition and options that are available.

 

 

Keryflex Medical Nail Treatment
For those unslightly cosmetic nail conditions the practice is one of the established clinics that offers a solution using the Keyflex system.

Recommendation: Contact our rooms to book an appointment and in one-visit the nail appearance will improve.

Keryflex website: http://keryflex.com/

 

Contact our rooms to book an appointment and in one-visit the nail appearance will improve.