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.