Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Do you suffer from sore and ingrown nails? George St Podiatry in East Fremantle would love to help you!


In the initial stages the toenail may be painful and the surrounding skin slightly red. As it worsens there may be swelling and growth of extra skin (hypergranulation tissue). The area can bleed and sometimes pus may be released. Wearing shoes and the weight of the blankets in bed can be hard to tolerate with an ingrown toenail.

Causes and contributing factors:

  • Tight or ill-fitting footwear
  • Injury to the nail
  • Incorrect trimming of the nails
  • Picking at the nails
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hereditary


In minor cased the Podiatrist can easily remove the offending nail edge, providing instant relief from the ingrown nail. They can help advise on correct nail trimming techniques and other methods of preventing ingrown toenails.

In recurrent or chronic cases a small, surgical procedure may be needed to rectify the ingrowing toenail. This procedure is called a Phenol Matrixectomy and can be performed in a short time, in the chair, under local anaesthetic.

If you would like to know more about how to fix an ingrown toe nail or would like treatment for an ingrown toe nail, please contact us.