Podiatry at the Hatt Clinic

Fungal Nail Infections

Get rid of your fungal nails for good.

Do you have discoloured, brittle and painful toenails?

Fungal nail infections can be very unpleasant and without the right care and attention, they are unlikely to go away and can be very stubborn. They are also contagious which can make you hesitant to walk bare foot whilst others are around.

You may have already searched online for home remedies and purchased anti-fungal cream off the shelf. You may have even contacted your GP about your toenail infection but still had no success.

You shouldn’t have to put up with this and the good news is you don’t have to. Our highly trained Podiatrists and Chiropodists can treat your fungal infection and get your feet looking and feeling great.

Therapist shaking hands with patient
Podiatrist during treatment

Fungal nail infection facts

What is a fungal nail infection?

Fungal nail infections affect 10% of the population. It’s a common foot condition where your toenail becomes infected with fungus.

What causes a fungal nail infection?

Fungal nail infection occurs when fungus gets inside your toenail, either through a crack in your nail or the skin around your nail, and starts to grow. Fungus thrives in warm and dark places, so when wearing closed-toe shoes, if your feet are getting hot and sweaty, you might be at risk of becoming infected. The same applies to walking barefoot through gym showers, swimming pools, and locker rooms, where fungus can spread easily.

What are common symptoms of fungal nail infection?

The types of symptoms that you experience will differ depending on the type of fungus that has caused the infection. However, the main symptoms are discoloured, brittle, and sometimes curled toenails. You might also find that your toenails thicken, start to smell, or even come loose from the nailbed. After a while, you might also find that the infected toes become painful, making it difficult to walk.

Outcome of fungal nail treatment

Fungal Nail - Before Treatment


Fungal Nail - After Treatment


Fungal Nail - Before Treatment


Fungal Nail - After Treatment


How we can help



Book an initial Podiatry / Chiropody appointment and come in to meet your foot specialist



Sit down to enjoy a cleansing foot bath where we’ll ask you for any relevant medical history



We’ll carry out a thorough assessment of your toenails to gain an understanding of why and how the infection developed including a fungal test to confirm that fungus is present in your nails, we’ll also assess your feet as a whole and treat any other conditions you may have



Your Podiatrist / Chiropodist will recommend the best course of treatment for your toenails and if you do have a fungal infection then we’ll recommend Clearanail



You’ll then be given advice on how to take care of your feet moving forward to ensure that your fungal nail infection doesn’t come back

What it’s like to be a patient at Hatt Clinic

“I have been to Hatt a number of times over the past few years. The service has always been excellent, from the friendly and helpful booking/reception team to the practitioners who take time to listen, explain, put you at your ease and then provide really effective treatment.”
“Most professional and informative. Recommended my considering most appropriate next stage to treat fungal infection which has previously been “ignored” by other practitioner (not in your practice) Will certainly now maintain regular treatments Thank you.”


Clearanail is an anti-fungal treatment that is used to put tiny holes into your nails allowing the anti-fungal polish to be absorbed into your nails.

Key features:

  • Involves controlled micro-drilling of the fungal nail pain-free and non-invasive treatment
  • Only 2 treatments sessions required
  • No need to rest after treatment and no post-treatment dressings required

Your treatment package includes:

  • Initial treatment session
  • Repeat treatment session at 8 weeks
  • Anti-fungal foot and shoe spray to apply after treatment
  • Follow up review 8 weeks after 2nd treatment session
  • Final follow up review 8 weeks later

In more advanced infections, a course of oral anti-fungal tablets may be required in combination with topical treatments. In these cases we will arrange this with your GP depending on your medical history, foot status and clinical appearance of your nails.


I had a bad verruca and it was treated with care and attention. I can now walk knowing I’m not going to be in pain.

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