Medical Foot Center

Birgit Knabbe-Alex
and Alternative Practitioner for Podiatry / Chiropody

Rödingsmarkt 1
20459 Hamburg

For Appointments call:
040 229 444 84


Always cut the nails straight across, or follow the shape of the toe – don’t dig down the sides.

Keep your feet clean, wearing clean cotton socks every day.

Wear good fitting/roomy shoes, that preferably allow the feet to breathe.

In most cases a single visit to the podiatrist will be suffice to alleviate the condition. This will involve removing the offending piece of nail. A sterile dressing should then be applied, and kept dry for at least 24 hours. However you will be pain free and able to walk immediately.

If the condition is too severe, a Partial Nail Avulsion is indicated – either by a dermatologist or by a surgeon.