The podiatrists at Physical Healthcare are experienced in performing minor surgical procedures at either of our clinic locations. For larger surgical procedures, such as bunion correction, your podiatrist will be able to provide an initial assessment, discuss possible procedures and refer you on to a trusted surgeon.
Nail surgery is a common procedure performed by our podiatrists under local anesthetic to effectively treat an ingrown toenail—a nail that has pierced (or is pressing against) the adjacent skin of the toe causing pain and inflammation and sometimes infection. Surgery may be required when an ingrown toenail repeatedly gets infected, is continually painful or the condition inhibits work, sporting or other activities. Before surgery is recommended, your podiatrist will explore other conservative treatment options.