When should I see a podiatrist about my ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails are a common problem for many people. They can often be managed at home by trimming the corner of the nail and bathing the toe in salty water. But what about when the nail won’t settle down? In these situations a podiatrist is your best bet. Using specialist tools they can remove the troublesome part of the nail. Podiatrists can additionally numb the toe using a local anaesthetic for when the toenail is too painful.

To keep ingrown nails as manageable as possible you should generally visit the podiatrist as soon as it becomes painful. Many painful nails can be prevented when they are treated in the early stages. This is especially important for those with a history of ingrown nails or overly curved nails. Call our clinic on (07) 3823 5423 if you are dealing with problematic toenails and need to visit the podiatrist.