Ingrown Toenail Therapies

Common condition

Ingrown toenails are a common condition afflicting people of all ages, including children. Foot Health Clinic offers a comprehensive range of ingrown toenail therapies – treatment solutions, from advice on correct nail cutting techniques to ingrown toenail surgery. We are also the leading Australian specialists in ingrown toenail bracing. Please contact us to discuss the most effective solution for you.


About Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail irritates and/or penetrates the skin at the side of the nail. This results in pain, swelling, infection, discharge, and difficulty while walking or wearing enclosed shoes.

Ingrown Toenail Bracing

This revolutionary treatment works in a similar way to dental braces. Using a device called a VHO-Osthold Brace® This applies a slight force to the ingrown toenail to lift it away from inflamed tissues and set it on course to grow in a healthier direction. Foot Health Clinic were the first to introduce VHO ingrown toenail bracing to Australia in 2006. 


Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Ingrown toenail surgery is performed under local anaesthetic and is a partial nail excision and chemical matrixectomy. The ingrown portion of the toenail is removed together with the corresponding portion of nail root, and the application of a chemical to prevent that portion of the toenail from regrowing. The procedure takes approximately one hour. 


Foot Health Clinic is one of Brisbane's leading kids, family and active adventurers podiatry clinics. We are recognised Foot and Ankle Professionals.  


Need an appointment?

Select your preferred date and time with our easy online booking system.



Samford Central Shopping Centre, Cnr Mt Glorious Rd & Mary Ring Dr
Samford Village QLD 4520

+61 7 3289 6050

Scroll to Top