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Nail Surgery

Ingrown toenails are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. Usually, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes however, one or both corners or sides curve and grow into the flesh. The big toe is the most common location for this condition, but other toes can also become affected.

These are some of the frequent causes of ingrown toenails:

Toe nails cut incorrectly

Picking, biting or peeling – common cause in paediatrics


Shoe pressure, crowding of toes

Repeated trauma to the toe nail

Sports – repetitive impact trauma

The Treatment

If ingrown toe nails are a recurring problem, we can usually perform a simple and safe toe nail surgery, under local anaesthesia, to permanently remove the side of the nail which is consistently ingrown. The operation is pain free and most people report little to no pain after the procedure and return to work the next day.

PNA Guarantee

All procedures carry a risk of failure and nail surgery is no exception, with the expected regrowth rate widely accepted as being 5%.

We guarantee our self-funding patients that we will undertake a second procedure on the same nail(s), when clinically indicated, at no extra charge.

Nail Surgery
Nail Surgery

"My problem was a large persistent Mosaic Veruca on the base of my heel. This verruca did not respond to 3 months of over counter treatments (Bazuka extra strength) nor to 4 treatments over 4 months of NHS cryotherapy. Margaret suggested that "Needling" treatment would have a significantly better chance of success. I'm delighted to say it has worked. Margaret also removed a corn & some hard skin whilst taking care of my foot. I found her to be very personable, professional & thorough & would have no hesitation in recommending her or for returning should I find the need."

Paul Mathews


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