Ingrown toenails are a common problem and occur when the nail starts to curve and grows into the skin of the toe. Most commonly they present on the big toe and affect people of all ages both men and women. The condition can be incredibly painful and there is a possibility of infection and future health issues if not treated promptly. Typical causes are:
Incorrect nail cutting
Thickened nails in the elderly
First4Feet offers a non-surgical treatment which will resolve the problem for most clients. In extreme cases, where surgery is required, we will refer you to a specialist podiatrist who will be able to perform minor surgery to correct the problem.
If you experience an ingrown toenail and suffer from circulatory problems, or have been diagnosed with Diabetes, you must seek our professional advice from the outset.
Treatment of ingrown toenails
An ingrown toenail will not heal itself and depending on the severity, you may require antibiotics to clear up an infection. Your first appointment will consist of our foot practitioner examining your foot and cutting the nail to alleviate the problem. They will then advise you on further treatment either at home or in clinic.
You will require at least one or two appointments several weeks apart to check how the nail is growing.
Length of Appointment
We place great emphasis on clinical cleanliness, and we abide strictly to the care guidelines set out for Foot Health Professionals.
Instruments are sterilized in an autoclave and remain sterile in a vacuum sealed pouch until opened during treatment so there can be no risk of cross contamination between patients.
Have a treatment and feel like walking on air
Professional footcare from the comfort of your own home
We understand that it can be difficult for you to attend one of our clinics for
treatment and are pleased to offer a Home Visiting Service. Ideal for those who
have mobility issues or who prefer not to venture out during the Pandemic.
All practitioners at First4feet are fully DBS checked and experienced in visiting
clients in their own homes. If possible, we prefer a ground room where you can be
seated on an upright chair such as a dining room or kitchen but will adapt
treatments to your specific mobility needs where required.
Nursing Home Visits
Professional footcare at your nursing home
We understand that it can be difficult for you to attend one of our clinics for treatment and are pleased to offer a Care Home Visiting Service. Ideal for those who have mobility issues or who prefer not to venture out during the Pandemic.
All practitioners at First4feet are fully DBS checked and experienced in visiting clients in their nursing homes. If possible, we prefer a ground room where you can be seated on an upright chair such as a dining room or kitchen but will adapt treatments to your specific mobility needs where required.
Our Footcare Services
Full Foot Treatment
One of the most popular treatments offered across all First4Feet Foot clinics, a Full Foot Treatment will not only leave your feet feeling in tip-top condition but most importantly it can identify any issues before they become too serious and enable any required treatment to begin promptly
Toe/Finger Nail Cutting
If you struggle to cut your toenails and fingernails, possibly due to a difficulty in maintaining a safe grip of the clippers, or struggle to reach your toenails we can help. The process of how to cut toenails differs slightly from that of how to cut fingernails.
Nursing Home Visits
Are you struggling to find a reliable practitioner who can provide exceptional treatment for your residents? Do you need someone who takes the time to understand every patient and their needs, but also understands the pressures on you and your team?
What People Say
Best place ever to get your feet done and everyone at the clinic is amazing and super friendly, highly recommend
I go regularly to keep my ingrowing toenails under control. Friendly, professional service, definitely recommend.