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Nail disorders

Nail disorders

 

Many diseases and disorders along with general health can affect the nails, leading to changes in colour, texture and thickness. The key to the management of such conditions is diagnosis.

 

Ingrowing toenails are a painful condition which can be treated conservatively or with a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthetic.

While nail issues can sometimes seem like a cosmetic concern, they can also indicate underlying health problems. At Paul Miller Podiatry, we are committed to addressing not only the aesthetics of your nails but also their overall health.

Ingrown Toenails: One of the most common nail disorders, ingrown toenails occur when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, often leading to pain, redness, swelling, and potential infection. Our expert podiatrists can safely and effectively treat ingrown toenails, providing relief and preventing complications.

Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis): Fungal infections can affect both the toenails and fingernails, causing discoloration, thickening, and brittleness. Left untreated, nail fungus can spread and lead to discomfort and embarrassment. Our clinic offers advanced treatments to combat nail fungus, helping you regain healthy, clear nails.

Brittle Nails: Brittle nails are often a sign of underlying issues, such as nutritional deficiencies or excessive moisture exposure. We can assess the root cause of your nail brittleness and recommend appropriate treatments and lifestyle changes to improve nail health.

Yellowed or Discolored Nails: Discoloration of the nails can result from various factors, including fungal infections, trauma, or even smoking. We can diagnose the cause of nail discoloration and develop a personalized plan to restore the natural color and appearance of your nails.

Thickened Nails (Onychauxis): Thickened nails can be challenging to manage and may be associated with conditions like psoriasis or injury. Our experienced podiatrists can determine the underlying cause and offer effective treatment options to reduce nail thickness.

White Spots (Leukonychia): White spots or streaks on the nails can be caused by trauma, zinc deficiency, or other health issues. We can help identify the cause and provide guidance on addressing the underlying problem.

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