Ingrown Toenail Prevention

Ingrown Toenail Prevention

Ingrown toenails can cause a lot of pain and be seriously pesky.

At Kingsford Foot Clinic we utilize a range of minimally invasive techniques to treat your ingrown toenails. However, there are ways you can prevent them at home!


At Home care:

Some ingrown toenails are unavoidable. However, here are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of ingrown toenails.

  • Try not to pick at the skin around the nails or your cuticles. Instead, use nail scissors to trim rough edges and a cream to soften the skin.
  • Do not peel or rip your nails. Instead, use some clippers or nail scissors to cut the nail.
  • Try to cut your toenails straight across.
  • Leave your nails to grow a little bit longer to stop the corners from poking into your skin.
  • If you are going to a nail salon, ask them not to cut or trim down the sides of your nails.

How can we help:

We have podiatrists and Podiatric surgeons who manage this condition every day.

  • We provide conservative management such as regular appointments to help you grow out your nails correctly.
  • Our podiatrists can debride the dry and flaky or callused skin around the nail.
  • We utilize special tools and burrs which can be used to smooth skin or reduce nail thickness.
  • We have the option of using an anesthetic to decrease pain during any procedure to ensure your treatment is pain-free