Ingrown Toenails Treatment in Adelaide

Ingrown Thicken Toenails Treatment in Adelaide

The ingrown toenails is a common condition and affects thousands of Australians on a regular basis.

An ingrown toenail happens when a side of the nail moves down and pushes into the surrounding skin area. Though it can affect any toe, the big toe is typically affected.  It is natural for the ingrown nail to thicken and become swollen.  When it becomes inflammatory and is left untreated, it can also affect the bone underneath.

Symptoms of Ingrown Toenails

People who encounter this condition often show the following signs and symptoms:

  1. Thickening of the affected area, with hardened skin
  2. Swelling
  3. Redness and pain
  4. Presence of fluid and pus when the area develops an infection.
  5. Difficulty while walking

Causes of ingrown toenails

Our team of podiatric experts diagnosed many cases of ingrown toenails and have arrived at the following common causes that lead ingrown toenails:

Ill-fitting footwear

Wearing shoes and socks that are too tight can suffocate and put pressure on your toenails.


Injury to the toes or even tearing the corners of your toenails can lead to ingrown thickened toenails.

Sweaty feet

People who tend to develop sweating in the feet area suffer from this condition more commonly because toenails can dig in and penetrate easily into the soft skin.

Natural Causes

People with fat-shaped toenails or the ones with naturally curved sides are more susceptible to this condition.


Older population especially diabetics and the ones with motility issues have this condition.   

Treatment for ingrown toenails

Most people tend to ignore ingrown toenails even when the area has become thickened and inflamed. Inflammation can be an indicator of various health problems as well as cracked heels. So, it helps to get expert help for your toenail condition.

Our team of qualified, experienced podiatrists works with patients to find out the exact cause of ingrown toenails. We will work on a proper treatment plan based on your symptoms and specific causes, also considering your medical history.

The treatment can include resection and thinning of the nail, nail scraping and surgical removal of the nail. Proper feet management practices, fungal nail also form part of our treatment, so that you do not have the problem agai. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Ingrown Thicken Toenails

Though most people tend to ingrown thick toenails, it can become infectious if not managed properly or left untreated. So, it is better to get in touch with our team of expert podiatrists so that we can treat the condition and prevent any complications. Incidentally, some of the symptoms that indicate infection include pain, discomfort, bad odor from the area, accumulated dirt in the area, presence of pus, and splitting and cracking of nail.
Our healthcare experts take into account your medical history, your age and your symptoms to arrive at a conclusion and offer a specific line of treatment. You cannot treat it on your own because the causes can be anywhere from mere age-related to fungal to the presence of an underlying condition. If the condition is fungal in nature, our doctor may take a clipping of the area to perform a swab test for further diagnosis.
Definitely not! That is why we are here, to ensure that your feet and toes are at their optimum best. In most cases, these conditions may not require much treatment. In other cases, the treatment may vary from prescribing prescription creams and/or oral medications to resection and thinning of the nail to laser therapy or surgery.

The goal is to medically treat your ingrown thickened toenail, so that the condition doesn’t worsen, and your toes remain smooth and healthy once again. 
If you want to effectively treat and solve your problem of ingrown thickened toenails, so that they look aesthetic once again with any irritation, infection, and discomfort in the area, click on this link to book an appointment with one of our experts.

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