At Medineeds Health and Wellness Clinic we are often asked how our patients can look after their feet and prevent problens such as ingrowing toenail.
We unerstand that often people don't know the best way to cut their toenails, especially if they are thick or misshapen, what do's and don'ts there are, or when it is necessary to call on expert footcare advice and support.
Initially the skin around the ingrown nail may become reddened and feel slightly tender. If it progresses and becomes infected, it may become red and painful. Eventually, there may be some yellow or green fluid (pus) oozing from around the nail. The nail will become even more painful and there may be an overgrowth of skin around it.
If you are worried that you may have an ingrowing nail, the sooner you seek treatment the lower the risk of infection and conservative treatment may be appropriate. If your ingrown nail is persistent or if conservative treatment is unsuccessful then you may require nail surgery.
Medineeds Health & Wellness, offers assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment for all foot problems including conservative treatment of ingrowing toenails and nail surgery.
Our Foot Clinic in is led by Principal Podiatrist Sarah Clauson, Bsc (Hons). Sarah is registered with the Royal College of Podiatry and has over 11 years’ NHS experience, and is a specialist in rheumatology, diabetic foot and wound care.
At Medineeds we are on a mission to improve the wellbeing of our local community. We have many years of experience in our areas of expertise and are also involved in the provision of frontline healthcare services.
Our Medineeds Health & Wellness Clinic team is made up of healthcare specialists and professionals, dedicated to taking care of your health and wellness.
If you are concerned about your feet or would like more advice on how to care for them, please contact our friendly Medineeds Reception Team, who will happily advise you on our Podiatry Service.