Ingrown toenails can be particularly painful and will often become infected if left untreated. For persistent ingrowing nails, our podiatrists will assess whether permanent removal of the side of the problematic nail is necessary. This procedure can be performed in-clinic under sterile conditions and facilitated by the use of local anaesthetic.
It is important for people living with diabetes to see a podiatrist for regular routine foot care and annual diabetes foot risk assessment. Diabetes can affect the nerves and blood supply to the feet, making the risk of ulceration and infection significantly higher. Regular podiatry and assessment helps early detection of neuropathy (nerve damage) and blood flow changes which can prevent further foot complications.
Our podiatrist are able to refer for xray, ultrasound and pathology to assist in accurate diagnosis of your problem. We can also refer for more advanced imaging including MRI, CT and bone scan where required.