Removal of an ingrown toenail Cracow

Removal of an ingrown toenail in Krakow

An ingrown toenail is a very annoying condition that interferes with daily activities and manifests itself as sharp pain.

It can affect anyone, both women and men. In addition to the pain you may feel, there is swelling around the nail and redness, and inflammation may also occur.

The most common causes of ingrown toenails include:

  • improper nail clipping (too short, crooked or “round”). Toenails should be cut straight
  • recurrent athlete’s foot
  • wearing inappropriate, too tight footwear that squeezes your toes
  • genetic predisposition
  • damage and trauma to the nail
  • Poor foot hygiene
  • overweight

Ingrown toenails are a problem that will not go away on its own, but will only get worse. Postponing a visit to a specialist only worsens the condition of the diseased nail and may even end up with an infection. Therefore, it is best to go to a proven specialist as soon as possible who will advise you on the appropriate course of action.


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The most important information about cutting out an ingrown toenail in Krakow

What are the main symptoms that indicate the need to remove an ingrown toenail?

The main symptoms indicating the need to remove an ingrown toenail include intense pain around the nail, especially in response to pressure, redness and swelling of the big toe, and often an infection manifested by suppuration. In cases where these symptoms significantly affect daily functioning and do not improve with less invasive treatments, such as special nail clamps or podiatric treatment, surgical removal of the ingrown toenail may be necessary. Additionally, if “wild meat” (excessive growth of tissue around the nail) or permanent damage to the nail is observed, which can lead to further infection and pain, it is recommended to consult a medical professional to assess the need for surgery.

Where is an ingrown toenail excision done in Krakow?

Removal of an ingrown toenail in Krakow is carried out in the city of Krakow Prokocim.

Prokocim Medical Center, al. Adolfa Dygasiński 2d, 30-820 Cracow

Access by public transport: Przystanek Bieżanowska
tram lines: 3, 9, 13, 24, 49
bus lines: 144, 173, 301, 304, 314, 503

What treatments are available for an ingrown toenail before considering a surgical option?

Before considering a surgical option, there are a variety of treatments available for an ingrown toenail that are designed to relieve symptoms and attempt to correct an ingrown toenail without surgical intervention. These methods can be divided into conservative and minimally invasive:

  1. Conservative methods of treatment:
    • Hygiene and proper foot care: Wash your feet regularly and keep your nails cut straight without rounding the corners, which helps to avoid ingrown toenails.
    • Changing footwear: Wearing shoes with a wide front that don’t pinch your toes can prevent further ingrown toenails.
    • Salt baths: Soaking your foot regularly in a saline solution can help reduce inflammation and pain.
    • Lifting the edge of the nail: Gently lifting the edge of the ingrown nail and placing a small piece of cotton wool or gauze can help guide the growth of the nail over the skin.
  2. Minimally invasive methods:
    • Nail clamps: Specialized nail clamps can be applied to correct the shape of the nail and prevent it from becoming ingrown in. These clamps are adjustable and adjusted to the degree of deformation of the nail.
    • Orthonyxia: The use of springs or wires that are attached to the nail to correct its shape and direction of growth.
    • Undercutting the corners of the nail (partial phenolization): A procedure that involves partially removing the ingrown part of the nail and applying phenol to prevent re-ingrown ingrowth. This method requires less intervention than full nail removal and is often performed under local anesthesia.

All of these methods should be considered and used as recommended by a podiatrist or surgeon after a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition. The choice of the appropriate method depends on the severity of the problem, the patient’s general health condition and individual predisposition to ingrown toenails.