Many changes can occur to toenails which can be assessed and diagnosed by a podiatrist.

Toenail problems can cause concern and embarrassment. Sometimes, people are reluctant to show their toenail problem to the doctor or podiatrist and so the problem goes untreated.
Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with us. We promise, there is nothing to be embarrassed about! We are here to help and would rather you get the diagnosis and advice we can offer than continue to put up with your toenail problem.

Below is a list of some of the more common toenail problems that we see and treat.


Fungal infection of the nails is the most common. It can be a problematic condition affecting nails in which the nail can become discoloured and unsightly. Thickening of the nail may also occur due to the fungal infection causing pressure on the nail bed which results in pain. Many treatment options are available including treating the infection and improving the appearance of the nail.


Ingrown toenails can cause pain and infection which can make wearing shoes difficult. This problem can be managed by a podiatrist both conservatively and surgically.


Nails can detach from the nail plate due to trauma, becoming brittle and distorted. This can also be caused by lesions under the toenail. These lesions can be serious and need prompt diagnosis. If you notice changes in your nail or pain, you should see a podiatrist. Treatment can be started in clinic and advice given for at home treatment options.

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