Ingrown Toenail Surgery Central Coast
East Gosford Podiatry performs ingrown toenail surgery Central Coast patients can have to alleviate the pain of recurring ingrown toenails and offer you a more permanent solution to correct the problem permanently. The simple procedure is called a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA). This minor procedure is performed in our consultation rooms at East Gosford Podiatry in a sterile surgical environment.
What are Ingrown toenails?
An ingrown nail begins as a soft tissue irritation down the side or sulcus of a nail. Often, the hard edge of the nail causes the skin to break, creating a small wet wound. In other instances, hard skin or callus may build-up down the side of the nail, creating small corn.
This usually does not create a wound or skin break, however the pressure can still be very painful.
After this initial irritation, the soft tissue becomes increasingly inflamed or swollen, resulting in greater pressure on the edge of the nail.
Perhaps rather than calling this condition an ‘ingrown nail’, we would be more accurately referring to it as ‘swollen toe’. With very few exceptions, an ingrown nail is not when a nail has changed the direction that it grows. It does not simply turn around and start ‘growing in’.