TOENAIL SURGERY

Tired of toenail troubles? Do you suffer from persistent toenail problems? Seeking a lasting solution? Our toenail surgery could be the answer!

WHAT IS NAIL SURGERY?

Toenail surgery, also known as a partial or total nail avulsion, is a common procedure performed by Podiatrists to address various nail conditions. This surgical intervention is often recommended for individuals experiencing persistent pain, infection, or deformities associated with their toenails. It involves the partial or complete removal of the toenail under local anaesthesia, in a sterile and hygienic environment.

The specific technique employed can vary based on the underlying condition and may include partial nail avulsion (removal of one or both sides of the infected nail) or total nail avulsion (complete removal of the nail).

Depending on the nature of the problem, additional measures such as applying a chemical or surgically removing the nail matrix to prevent regrowth may also be undertaken. Overall, toenail surgery aims to provide lasting relief from discomfort and promote overall foot health.

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WHAT DOES TOENAIL SURGERY TREAT?

From bothersome ingrown toenails to stubborn fungal infections and chronic nail conditions, My Foot Medic understands the impact these issues can have on your daily comfort and confidence. Our toenail surgery services are designed to offer effective and lasting solutions for a range of toenail concerns. Whether you’re seeking relief from discomfort, aiming to restore the health of your nails, or needing a long-term improvement for chronic conditions, our specialised surgical procedures are tailored to meet your unique needs.

Ingrown Toenails:

Our toenail surgery effectively addresses the discomfort and pain caused by ingrown toenails, providing long-term relief.

Fungal Nail Infections:

If you're troubled by persistent fungal nail infections, our surgery offers a solution to help you regain healthy nails.

Chronic Nail Conditions:

For chronic nail conditions that haven't responded to other treatments, our specialised surgery can provide lasting relief.

HOW WILL TOENAIL SURGERY HELP ME?

At My Foot Medic, we understand the discomfort and pain that can arise from various toenail conditions. Toenail surgery is a specialised procedure that can provide significant relief and improve the health and appearance of your toenails.

Toenail surgery is particularly beneficial for individuals suffering from chronic ingrown toenails, fungal infections, or trauma-related nail deformities. By surgically addressing these conditions, we can effectively alleviate persistent pain and discomfort, allowing you to walk, exercise, and engage in daily activities without hindrance.

Our skilled Podiatrists are experienced in performing toenail surgery to correct deformities, remove diseased tissue, and treat nail bed infections. This not only enhances the overall health of the affected toenail but can also improve its appearance. You can look forward to regaining confidence with comfortable feet.

Toenail surgery is not only about addressing current issues but also about preventing their recurrence. By carefully addressing the root cause of the problem, our Podiatrists aim to provide long-term relief and reduce the likelihood of future complications.

Ultimately, toenail surgery is about restoring your mobility and comfort. Whether it’s eliminating persistent pain, improving nail health, or preventing future issues, this procedure is designed to help you regain a sense of normalcy and well-being in your daily life.

HOW DOES TOENAIL SURGERY WORK?

Toenail surgery is a minor surgical procedure commonly performed by Podiatrists to treat various nail conditions such as ingrown toenails, chronic infections, or other nail deformities. The process typically includes the following key steps:

Assessment and Diagnosis

Before recommending toenail surgery, your Podiatrist will conduct a thorough examination of the affected toe(s) to determine the extent of the problem. This may involve assessing the nail, surrounding skin, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. As well as your medical status.

Anaesthesia

To ensure your comfort during the procedure, a local anaesthetic is administered to numb the toe and reduce any pain during the surgery.

Nail Removal

The Podiatrist will carefully remove the portion of the nail that is causing the issue. Depending on the specific condition, this may involve a partial nail removal or, in more severe cases, a total nail removal.

Treatment of Underlying Tissue

Once the nail is removed, any underlying tissue that may be contributing to the problem, such as an ingrown nail or infected tissue, will be addressed to promote optimal healing.

Aftercare and Recovery

Following the procedure, the Podiatrist will provide detailed instructions for post-operative care. This may include wound care, medication, and any necessary follow-up appointments to monitor healing and ensure the best possible outcome.

LET'S ANSWER YOUR TOENAIL SURGERY QUESTIONS!

Toenail surgery is typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the procedure. After the anaesthesia wears off, some patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort, which can often be managed effectively with over-the-counter pain medication. Individual experiences may vary based on factors such as pain tolerance and overall health. The clinic’s experienced Podiatrists prioritise patient comfort and provide personalised post-operative care instructions to promote a smooth recovery. Open communication is encouraged, and patients are encouraged to discuss any concerns about pain management with their Podiatrist.

The recovery time after toenail surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure performed. Typically, patients can expect the initial healing process to take about 2 to 8 weeks. During this time, it’s important to keep the affected foot clean and dry, and to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by your Podiatrist.

While some discomfort and mild swelling are normal during the first few days after the surgery, most patients are able to resume their regular activities within a few days to a week. However, it’s essential to avoid strenuous activities and to wear appropriate footwear to support the healing process. 

Your Podiatrist will provide personalised guidance to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. If you have any concerns or questions during your recovery, do not hesitate to reach out to our clinic for assistance.

After toenail surgery, you should be able to walk, but you may experience some discomfort or mild pain. It’s important to follow your Podiatrist’s post-operative care instructions, which may include keeping the foot elevated and avoiding strenuous activities for a few days. Depending on the extent of the surgery and your body’s healing process, your Podiatrist will advise you on when it’s safe to resume regular activities, including walking. It’s essential to communicate any concerns or unusual symptoms with your Podiatrist to ensure a smooth recovery process.

Surgical toenail removal, is typically recommended for several common conditions. If you are experiencing persistent ingrown toenails causing pain, infection, or recurrent discomfort, surgical intervention may be necessary. Additionally, toenails affected by trauma, fungal infection, or deformities that do not respond to conservative treatments may also benefit from surgical removal. It’s important to consult with a qualified Podiatrist to assess your specific condition and determine the most suitable course of action for your toenail concerns.

Recovery time after toenail removal can vary from person to person, but it’s common to experience some discomfort and swelling for a few days following the procedure. We generally recommend taking at least two days off work to allow for proper rest and recovery. Depending on the nature of your job and the extent of the procedure, you may need to take more time off to ensure the best healing outcome. Our team will provide detailed post-operative instructions to help you manage any discomfort and promote healing, ensuring a smooth and comfortable return to your regular activities.

TOENAIL SURGERY IN BEDFORD WITH MYFOOTMEDIC

At MyFootMedic, our Podiatrists have years of experience in dealing with all types of toenail surgery. We understand your anxiety and will only carry out nail surgery as a last resort if all other lines of treatment have proved ineffective.

We aim to make you as comfortable as possible throughout your surgery. We’ll thoroughly explain the procedure and answer all your questions. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will put you at your ease.

If you’re considering toenail surgery, our team at My Foot Medic are here to provide personalised care and expert guidance throughout the process. Contact us to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward healthier, more comfortable feet.