Nail Surgery is a fast and successful permanent way out to numerous agonizing conditions of the nail. This surgery removes a portion or all of a nail under local anesthetic. This is performed in combination with chemical removal of the nail bed to avoid probable return of the initial problem such as in-grown or involuted nails.
The most common reason for conducting nail surgery is to treat an in-grown toe-nail, and about 20% of people visit their doctors to ask help with this condition. An in-grown toe nail takes place when a nail has been chipped off or wrongly cut which leaves a nail spike or a rough shoulder. This may go through the soft tissue in the nail groove and grow to be painful and infected. It usually affects the big toe, and may also be a result of tight-fitting footwear.
On the other hand, involuted toe-nails are curls from side to side which results in pressure mounting in the nail groove alongside the edges of the nail. This may produce corns and hard skin which are uncomfortable.
Generally, nail conditions are treated with traditional methods such as applying antibiotics, removing the nail or taking away the nail bed. In some instances, these are also treated at home by wearing sandals, soaking the affected toe in warm water, and cleaning the area to facilitate healing on its own.
However, these solutions are temporary and sometimes the infections may return resulting in acute pain. However, if there are signs of infection, one should see and a doctor and seek medical care, especially if they have health conditions, such as diabetes and poor circulation. If the problem persists, then nail surgery is recommended.