Ingrown Nails & Warts
Ingrown nails are treated by a procedure known as a partial nail avulsion or 'PNA'. It is a painless procedure that has a 97% cure rate for total and permanent resolution of symptoms. Some patients experience regrowth because of prior damage to the nail plate due to trauma or an earlier procedure.
A narrow sliver of the offending spur is removed under local anesthetic then the matrix area where the nail grows from is 'sterilized' so that it cannot re-grow. The whole procedure takes about 20 minutes.
You need to re-present for a review appointment within a couple of days to check progress. It is possible to play sport the same day but we recommend you give it a rest for a day or two.
Because it's a minimally invasive procedure it usually resolves completely within a 3 - 5 days of treatment.
Dr Norton is a recognized international expert in the PNA procedure. He was an invited speaker at the World Congress of Podiatry in Paris, France in 2000 where he was awarded by the Federation Nationale Des Podologues.
Plantar warts are almost always on a pressure area of the foot such as under the heel or ball of the foot.
We use a method called 'blunt dissection'. This is a painless and effective procedure under local anesthetic that together with orthotic therapy results in virtually 100% cure rate.