After Effects of Laser Treatment of Ingrown Toe Nail

We don’t really notice our toes until they become a bother. When you stub your toe you suddenly know they’re there. When you can’t fit into a nice pair of shoes you know they’re there. When you have an ingrown toenail you certainly know they are there.

Ingrown toe-nails are one of those annoying things that seem so insignificant but can actually be quite painful and unsightly. They can be the result of toe trauma, poor clipping and maintenance, or wearing tight shoes, but often it is just due to the hereditary shape of the nail. Luckily, there exist safe and permanent ingrown toenail treatments in Brisbane.

All Podiatry, the leading podiatrist and footwear specialist of the area, offers treatments that eliminate, improve and limit the symptoms suffered from ingrown toenails. They also ensure treatment is relatively painless and that you will generally experience relief immediately.

One such solution for ingrown toenails is laser treatment. After a small section of the nail is removed from the problem site under local anaesthetic, a laser is applied to prevent regrowth of cells in that part of the nail.

An open toe shoe and avoidance of high intensity sport is preferable for about a week following the treatment, but there should be little to no discomfort more than a regular cut on the toe. After treatment, patients will have a toenail roughly one millimetre narrower than before simply due to that portion being removed but no side-effects exist.

Laser treatment for ingrown toenails is widely considered the best and most effective solution, much safer and more thorough than home remedies, which expose themselves to infection and regrowth. Laser is not only simple but pain free and requires only a single, quick appointment. It has no side effects and is clinically proven with an 88 per cent success rate. In some circumstances, the toe nail may regrow for unknown reasons but in the vast majority of cases, a patient can enjoy pain-free toes forever more.

If you are suffering from ingrown toenails or fingernails, contact All Podiatry to enquire about their laser treatment today: www.allpodiatry.com.au.

Need to Call a Podiatrist But Don’t Know When?

Sometimes it is easy to ignore a problem in the name of saving money, or just because you don’t have time. So at what point should one call a podiatrist? According to most foot specialists, the answer is sooner rather than later.

If you are experiencing actual symptoms of pain, including tingling, burning, numbness or loss of function of your foot for over a week, it is a good idea to see a podiatrist. Your condition may be the result of an injury, diabetes, too much weight being placed on your feet, an awkward walking technique or something unknown. A podiatrist should be your first stop in all cases.

Podiatrists should be able to diagnose the problem through use of x-rays, ultrasounds and other methods then work out the best course of action for you. They can prescribe medications and orthotic devices as well as administer injections and perform surgeries when necessary.

If you put off seeing a podiatrist, there is the real possibility that you will make your injury or condition worse and, in your effort to save money, in fact make your treatment more expensive. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Not all podiatrist enquiries lead to medications or surgeries, however. In many cases, you will simply be prescribed new footwear or a custom insert for your shoes. The most common conditions that require orthotic solutions such as these are: flat feet, painful arches, painful heels, bunions, hammertoes, diabetes, and arthritis. If you are a walker in particular, it is important that you are wearing the right shoes for your feet.

If you are looking for a podiatrist in Brisbane, All Podiatry is the leading foot doctor. It is the podiatrist of many fine sportspeople and teams including the Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Lions.

The beauty of All Podiatry is that it is combined with The Shoe Co, a store that specialises in footwear for sore feet. Podiatrists with expert knowledge can therefore, recommend a particular shoe, insert or combination for you as you recover from an injury or surgery, or simply to improve your gait or foot efficiency. The Shoe Co offers footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. Even if you have no symptoms of foot troubles, The Shoe Co offers preventative footwear solutions for men, women and children. Visit the All Podiatry website today: www.allpodiatry.com.au .