An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) results from the edge of the toenail growing down and into the soft skin on the side of the toe. Ingrown toenails in children can occur due to trauma, not trimming the nails correctly, picking the nails and poor fitting shoes.
Ingrown toenails can be very painful for a child due to the infection that is often present. However the severity of the Ingrown toenail, our Podiatrists are trained to treat this problem. During its early stages an Ingrown toenail can be treated in a few minutes providing your child with much needed relief. Often this is enough for the soft nail to grow out normal.
If the Ingrown toenail has been longstanding then our Podiatrists are trained to perform a surgical procedure to correct this problem. The Surgery is performed at our Clinic underneath a Local Anaesthetic. The nail edge is permanently removed and your child is able to return to school within a few days of the procedure. This procedure can also be claimed under your Private Health Fund.
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