DR HAYDAR OZCAN

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
Adult & Paediatric Reconstructive Surgery
Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Sport Science & Exercise

Dr. Haydar Ozcan
  • CPSM - Sydney Foot Surgery
  • CPSM - Sydney Foot Surgery

Ingrown Toe Nails

An ingrown toenail is a common and painful condition of the toe. It occurs when the sides or corner of the nail grow inwards and penetrates the skin of the toe. Pain is often accompanied by swelling and redness. The big toe is affected most often.

Ingrown toe nails occur most often by wearing tight shoes, having unusually curved nails that grow downward, or trimming your nails very short or curved.

Ingrown toenails should be treated by your doctor, especially if you suffer from diabetes. Your doctor may suggest soaking your foot regularly in warm water, prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers, and wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Untreated ingrown nails can lead to infection or even an abscess that necessitates surgical treatment. Matricectomy is a technique of removal of all or part of the base nail portion (nail bed) using chemical, electrical or surgical methods.

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  • RPAH Medical Centre Suites
    Level 3
    Suite 311A
    100 Carillon Avenue
    Newtown NSW 2042

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    Sydney Foot Surgery Edgecliff
    Suite 31
    251 New South Head Rd.
    Edgecliff NSW 2027

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    Ground floor
    Suite G1
    10 Norbrik Drive
    Bella Vista NSW 2153

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    level 1, 39 Queen Street,
    Auburn, NSW 2144

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    Level 3
    Level 56,
    19-29 Martin Place,
    Sydney, NSW 2000