Ingrown Toenail Surgery | Ingrown Toenail Bracing | Needle Free Anaesthetic | General Podiatry 

Nail Bracing

Ingrown Toenail bracing is the pain free and non-invasive approach to permanently correcting the shape of the nail to treat and prevent ingrown toenails. We use the highest quality German made braces to ensure we get the best results. 

Nail Surgery

Ingrown toenail surgery is a quick and effective treatment that provides permanent relief. The minimally invasive nail procedure's are performed under local anaesthetic, providing a pain free experience.

Pain Free

If like many, you are anxious about potential pain associated with a local anaesthetic injection, we are able to provide a pain free solution! We use the latest needle free technology from Comfort-in to numb the toes prior to injection.

What We Do

Welcome to Ingrown Toenail Clinics – we are podiatrists passionate about providing the most effective ingrown toenail treatments. We offer a range of non-surgical and surgical options to suit each individual. Our clinics pride themselves on providing immediate and permanent ingrown toenail pain relief utilising contemporary evidence-based treatments. We are located in Surry Hills, just 200m from Central Station Chalmers Street exit.


How do you know if you need ingrown toenail surgery?
There are two main reasons;

1. An ingrown toenail with infection and adjacent overgrowth of red tissue.

2. Constant or recurring nail pressure discomfort where trimming down the sides of the nail provides only temporary relief.

Our Ingrown Toenail Surgery Sydney Clinic can be contacted on 9964 0099.
What is a partial nail avulsion?
A partial nail avulsion is a simple and quick surgical procedure that can treat a toe nail that is pressing on, or cutting into, the adjacent skin of the toe. Instead of just cutting out the corner of the nail, a partial nail avulsion takes out a narrow strip of nail from base to tip. This procedure, when used with a chemical called phenol, will permanently narrow the width of the toe nail. The nail bed will need 2-3 weeks to heal following nail surgery and open toed shoes are recommended for at least 2-3 days following surgery for an ingrown nail. For more information about the procedure, you can go to the nail surgery page and nail avulsion FAQ's.
Is ingrown toenail surgery painful during or after?
A partial nail avulsion procedure is performed under local anaesthetic making it comfortable and painless. Once the anaesthetic wears off, there may be varying levels of discomfort, but usually only minimal and lasting less than 24 hours. Strategies to minimise post-operative pain will be discussed during the consultation.

Our ingrown toenail surgery Sydney clinic has a strong focus on making the experience of ingrown toenail surgery as comfortable and pain free as possible.
How much does ingrown toenail treatment cost?
Cost will vary depending on the type of treatment as outlined below.

1. Non-surgical removal of an ingrown toenail or any other general skin and nail care: $105. Subsequent routine visits are $95.

2. Nail surgery to permanently remove the problematic portion of nail: $450 (single side) - $750 (4 sides).

3. Nail bracing to reduce over-curvature of the nail: $785 - $995 (based off a single toe being braced over an 8 month period).

For more information regarding cost for ingrown toenail treatment Sydney call 9964 0099.
Our goal is to offer every patient a pain-free and permanent solution

A bit about ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails cause the skin of the toe at the edges of the nail to become painful. There may be swelling and redness, new inflamed tissue (granuloma), and infection. It is important to note that not everyone with an ingrown toenail necessarily has an infection, many adults develop pressure pain without the nail piercing the skin. For some, the nail can simply curl over time and press on a sensitive part of the nail bed that is not designed to take this pressure.

It's safe to say, Ingrown toenails are a common problem; up to 2 out of 10 people visiting their doctor for a foot complaint will be because of an ingrown toenail. The big toe is most commonly affected. Often home remedies such as soaking the foot and toe in salty warm water helps, but may not fully eliminate the swelling, redness or infection associated with ingrown toenails, especially once they have been present for more than 2 weeks.

There is often a genetic component to ingrown toenails, if you ask family members you may find that they too have experienced problems with ingrown toenails. Things that can increase the likely hood of developing an ingrown toenail, or prevent resolution include:

Shoes that are too narrow or short in length
Sports that require tight fitting footwear (e.g., soccer and rock climbing)
Sweaty feet (common with kids)
Poor nail cutting or tearing/pulling at the nail (common with kids).

Ingrown toenails can be broadly categorised into 3 stages:

Stage 1: Acute symptoms (<2 weeks) with mild redness and swelling.

Stage 2: Progressed to an infection producing more pain and pus, there may also be a small amount of tissue growth called granulation.

Stage 3: Chronic symptoms (>2 weeks) with pus producing infection, more tissue enlargement around the toe nail and granulation tissue that is now growing over the nail.

Ingrown toenail management based on stage:

Stage 1: Non-surgical treatment such as gently removing the corner of the nail, salty warm water soaks, sulci taping and toe spacers.

Stage 2: Surgery may be indicated where non-surgical options fail.

Stage 3: Surgical treatment is highly likely to be the best option.


Surry Hills

72 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: 9964 0099


6/345 Kingsway, Caringbah NSW 2229
Phone: 8544 3680

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