Ingrown Nails



Did you know that ingrown nails are the most common problem requiring a procedure in the foot and ankle in Australia?

If you have had recurring ingrown toenails you should consider having them procedurally corrected.

Assessment is important prior to considering a procedure. For instance, ingrown toenails are sometimes associated with bony lumps(osteochondroma) or soft tissue deformity which can be removed at the same time by a FASA surgeon. 

Symptoms can include: 

  • Pain around the edges of your toes. 
  • Infection (red and hot around the skin).
  • Deformed nail and or skin around the toe.


  • At FASA we can address your ingrown toenail and any associated bone or soft tissue problem procedurally.
  • These procedures can be performed under local anesthetic in the office.
  • We also offer the option of procedures performed under general anesthetic in a hospital or day surgery centre.


Mark Gilheany has been teaching undergraduate podiatry students how to perform basic ingrown toenail surgery for over 30 years!

Call us on (03) 9639 4644 to make an appointment.

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