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Nail Surgery – ingrowing or painful thick nails

A common condition that I see which can be resolved with surgery.

Ingrowing or painful nails have a number of causes; shape of the nail, ill fitting shoes or trauma are some of the reasons that the condition arises.

A brief assessment is performed and a local anaesthetic is used to extract the problem nail. A chemical is used which kills the nail cells from growing again. Post surgery, the toe must be kept clean and a dressing applied daily.

The procedure might also be available through the NHS, ask your Doctor if he will consider referring you.

The following link to a video is really useful.

https://youtu.be/r7aNl2C6rv8

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