NOTICE : Surgery opened first Saturday of the month in the morning.
01332 349 479
Five Lamps Chiropody clinic, 8 Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GU [See map]

Ingrowing Toenail

This is a condition where a spike of nail or uneven edge of the nail plate has pieced the skin. It occurs most frequently in the big toenails of adolescent males. This is often due to the skin being softer due to perspiration, poor nail cutting sporting activities and footwear. If left untreated it will cause bacterial infections causing the toe to become red and swollen with a throbbing pain and acute tenderness.

If treated early enough by a podiatrist/chiropodist the spike can be removed and the condition may resolve. If the condition has progressed too far or there have been repeated episodes of the nail Ingrowing then nail surgery would be recommended.

Other nail common nail conditions

  • Involuted or "curved around" nails
  • Corns beneath nail plate
  • Damaged or thickened nails
  • Fungal nail infections

Notice

Surgery opened first Saturday of the month in the morning.

For any further information or to book an appointment please call 01332 349 479.

Corns & Callus
Corns & Callus
Areas of hard skin that are formed as a result of excess pressure, shear or friction on areas of the foot.
Ingrowing toenail
Ingrowing toenail
This is a condition where a spike of nail or uneven edge of the nail plate has pieced the skin.
Verrucae
Verrucae
These are a common viral infection affecting the feet, the same virus causes warts on the hands.
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