Ingrown Toenails – Ingrown toe nails are one of the most common conditions treated at this practice especially during season changes. There are two ways of managing a painful ingrown nail. The first is conservatively where the podiatrist will painlessly remove the corner that is going in offering temporary relief. The other option is a nail wedge resection. This is the most common operation performed for ingrown toe nails which involves the removal of wedges from the side of the nail. Phenol acid is then applied so that the nail is permanently narrowed. This operation leaves no scar (in the absence of complications which are rare) and a perfectly normal looking nail. Often a nail wedge resection can take place during the first consultation but patients are encouraged to contact the practice first to discuss their problem. Nail procedures are safe and effective.