Man receiving Podiatry treatment

Ingrowing toenails

Get rid of your painful ingrowing toenail for good.

Do you have an ingrowing toenail that is painful, uncomfortable to walk on, and looks unsightly?

Ingrown toenails can be very unpleasant and without the right care and attention can just keep growing back, and often with a vengeance! They can also start to look unsightly which can make you hesitant to wear open-toe shoes or have them exposed in front of others.

You may have already searched online for home remedies or even contacted your GP about your ingrowing toenail but 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 ingrown toenail and get rid of it for good.

Podiatrist examining foot
Podiatrist during treatment

Ingrowing toenail facts

What is an ingrowing toenail?

An ingrown toenail is a common problem where the nail grows into the toe. They are painful and can potentially lead to the nail piercing the skin leaving you susceptible to infection. Early intervention from a Podiatrist is particularly important before these become an issue, especially if you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet.

What causes an ingrowing toenail?

Poor cutting technique, various sports, footwear and genetic predisposition are all contributors to this painful condition. Regardless of how an ingrown nail starts, the treatment can vary from fairly simple conservative management to more complex surgical procedures.

What are common symptoms of an ingrowing toenail?

  • Pain and tenderness in your toe along one or both sides of the nail
  • Redness around your toenail
  • Swelling of your toe around the nail
  • Pain and discomfort surrounding your toe
  • Discharge or bleeding from around the nail

Outcome of toenail surgery

Ingrowing Toenail Surgery - Before Treatment


Ingrowing Toenail Surgery - During 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 ingrowing toenail to gain an understanding of why and how the infection developed, we’ll also assess your feet as a whole and treat any other conditions you may have



If your Podiatrist / Chiropodist concludes that your toe can be treated non-surgically then we will trim the nail or remove the spike to stop it from ingrowing, however, if conservative treatment is not possible or you have a recurring case then a minor surgical procedure may be required



You’ll then be given advice on how to take care of your feet moving forward to ensure that your ingrowing toenail doesn’t grow back

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

“The best medical visit I have ever had!!! Incredibly charming, polite and helpful staff; an amazing podiatrist, who was superb and carried out an unpleasant procedure with charm, efficiency and superb skill. A completely faultless visit for which I am most grateful. I positively look forward to my follow-ups!!”
“I have nothing but praise for the splendid outcome of Hatt’s expert toenail surgery, plus the caring and first class support of regular treatment the team. Thanks too for the efficient work by the ladies on Reception, who always act promptly when dealing with my e-mails.”