Innovative care for toenail concerns
Toenails are easy to neglect, tricky to reach and prone to problems that can be painful and embarrassing. At Footworks Podiatry, we have a wealth of experience in treating all sorts of nails problems from ingrown toenails to fungal nail infections – so you can be certain you’re in safe hands.
Clearanail – Nail Fungus Treatment
We like to keep ahead of results-based, cutting-edge treatments and have added Clearanail to our services. This treatment works by safely and painlessly drilling minuscule holes into the nail plate, which enables topical anti-fungal treatments to reach the nail bed in far higher concentrations, unlike other nail fungus treatments which cannot reach the nail bed. Results are quicker, more effective and there’s no damage to surrounding skin.*
Surgery for Ingrown Toenails
Ingrowing toenails can often be treated by carefully trimming the nail. But if the nail is extremely ingrown we may need to need to carry out minor surgery known as partial nail avulsion. We’ll use local anaesthetic to numb your toe before cutting away the edges of the nail and treating it with phenol to prevent the nail from growing back.
Wilde-Pedique Nail Reconstruction
We can restore thickened and damaged toenails with Wilde Pedique – an elastic UV gel which moulds to your natural nail impression to reconstruct missing parts of your nail. This looks like a normal healthy toe nail while your existing nail grows naturally underneath.* Wilde-Pedique can be sed to replace toenails that have been surgically removed due to infection or trauma, or to fix nails that have split or cracked to prevent snagging.
- No odour or discolouration – Once the nail restoration has been cured it will not change
- No chemical activators – No primer or chemical activator is used that will damage the nail or surrounding skin
- No damage to the nail – The treatment will not hinder the natural nail growth
- Non porous – Moisture and air cannot penetrate the gel nail, preventing spreading or development of infection