Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Ingrown Toenail Surgery Bunbury & Busselton

At Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre, our podiatrists provide advice on the prevention and management of ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenail surgery is performed by our Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Mr. Paul Armanasco as a permanent solution to ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenail surgery is performed at our Bunbury and Busselton clinics as a day case procedure under local or general anaesthetic. Say goodbye to throbbing ingrown toenail pain disrupting your life and effectively remove ingrown toenails at Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre.

Ingrown toenails (also known as onychocryptosis) are a common skin and nail problem that occurs when the toenail plate grows inwards and internally causing inflammation, extreme discomfort and often infection if left untreated. Ingrown toenails can be extremely painful and generally worsen over time. It’s important to seek professional treatment to remove the root cause. But don’t worry; our friendly team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you get the best possible results.

Ingrown Toenail Causes

Various factors can cause ingrown toenails to develop, including:

● Nail shape, such as having curved nails which may be genetic

● Wearing tight or poorly fitting shoes

● Nail cutting method and tools used

● Poor foot alignment

● Trauma to the toe or nail

● Bony protrusions underneath the nail

● Nail deformities like excessive thickness

● Sports that involve kicking and stop-start movements

At Southwest Foot and Ankle Centre, our Specialist Podiatric Surgeon, Mr. Paul Armanasco, can discuss ingrown toenail surgery at our Bunbury and Busselton Clinics. With over 10 years of experience in foot surgery and over 20 years in foot and ankle care, Paul is a highly-trained specialist who values his clients and their well-being. Patients can trust Paul’s expertise to ensure the best possible outcome for their ingrown toenail surgery. Learn more about Paul and his services by visiting his dedicated website at

Ingrown Toenail Surgery

At Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre, we provide ingrown toenail surgery when more conservative ingrown toenail treatments are no longer effective and a more permanent solution is needed. Also known as nail wedge resection, surgery is performed under local or general anaesthetic and involves a permanent surgical procedure where the side of the nail, nail bed and nail matrix (roots) of the ingrown nail are removed. As the procedure only involves removing a small piece of the ingrown nail causing pain, it will not cause significant cosmetic damage.

Ingrown Toenail Surgery Recovery

Your surgery recovery will depend on the initial severity of your nail deformity and the style of surgical treatment performed. Typically, ingrown toenail surgery recovery time takes about 2 weeks. It’s essential to rest and elevate your foot for the first two days after the surgery to assist the healing process. You will need to keep the area clean and dry for 2 weeks and stay out of closed shoes until the area has settled. We understand post-operative pain can be a concern but rest assured that we will help you manage it long acting local anaesthetic and painkillers as required. We suggest waiting at least two weeks before returning to more vigorous physical activities or playing sports to ensure a smooth healing process.

Learn More About Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Want to learn more about ingrown toenails and other nail treatments available? Our dedicated team of podiatrists are happy to assist! If you have any general questions or queries, please call Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre at (08) 9791 1319 or book a consultation appointment to see one of our friendly podiatrists in person.

At Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre, we’re experts in permanently removing ingrown toenails. Don’t live with pain and discomfort any longer; contact us at Southwest Foot and Ankle Centre today at (08) 9791 1319 or by booking an appointment online! We’re here to help you return to enjoying life without discomfort, one step at a time.

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