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:

Dry Needling – What Is It and How Can It Help You?

Dry Needling PhysiotherapyIf you’re a runner, athlete in general or just regularly active, you’ve probably had the feeling or pain of tight muscles. Often this pain will be associated with knots or some other kind of painful lump. Whether it’s in your calves, hamstrings, glutes or anywhere else – there are ways to combat this through a range different treatments. One treatment in particular is dry needling.

Dry Needling Physiotherapy is a form of therapy for muscle pain which uses a solid filiform needle (often incorrectly referred to as an ‘acupuncture needle’). The needles are inserted into trigger points and are most effective in treating myofascial pain (generally chronic, and in some cases severe pain). The symptoms of myofascial pain are most commonly a loss of the range of movement and strength as well as chronic pain.

The Benefits of Dry Needling Physiotherapy have recently been published in a number of studies worldwide. A study from the University of Sheffield looked at the shoulder injuries of four international female volleyball athletes during a month long competitive phase. The four athletes each had myofascial pain in the shoulder area. Records were taken for range of motion, strength and pain before and after treatment with results indicating that dry needling has successful short term effect as well as the possibility of maintaining results and further reducing pain in the long term.

If you’re after dry needling in Brisbane then take a look at All Podiatry. Specialising in orthotics, injury treatment and prevention, general skin, nail and feet care as well as diabetic feet treatment. All Podiatry can help you get back to peak performance as quickly as possible as well as provide running analysis in Brisbane to perfect and prevent injuries to your feet today.