Musculoskeletal Conditions

Ingrowing Toe Nails

Nail surgery can be used to treat in growing toenails that cause pain, inflammation (redness) often resulting in infection. It can also be used to treat thickened, deformed, and difficult to manage nails.

Nail surgery may be the best option for you if you have tried treatments, such as nail care from a qualified Podiatrist, experienced reoccurring infections or the pain from your nail stops you from taking part in an activity.

Nail surgery involves removing a portion or the entire nail and often, stopping the nail from growing back by applying a chemical or excising (cutting out) the nail bed.

If you are aged 16 and over and have a registered GP in Portsmouth, Southampton, Fareham, Gosport, East Hampshire, or West Hampshire area and have been struggling with painful in-growing toenails, you can now self-refer to NHS Solent Podiatry for a nail assessment.

Please follow the link:

or download the  Printable self referral form 

Musculoskeletal Conditions (Muscles and Joints)

We would be very happy to support you in managing your pain in the joints or back. You may also wish to explore opportunities for self-help should you feel it is appropriate to do so as a first step. 

Self-Referral to Physiotherapy Service

Locally Solent NHS Trust offers self referral for physiotherapy and you can follow links below to organise a referral online.


Self-Help Resources

Another good resource is provided by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and you can access it using link as follows - 

An exhaustive list of self-management resources have been put together as part of the MSK-Tracker project (Grant 21405) funded by Versus Arthritis, led by Dr Jonathan Hill at Keele University. Please find below relevant links to explore possible options for you to follow

Useful Resources


0800 5200 520


0845 130 2704

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

0208 736 5604

Fibromyalgia Action UK

0844 887 2444

Hypermobility Syndrome Association

033 3011 6388

Lupus UK

01708 731251

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

020 8948 9117

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK

0300 111 5090

Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK

020 7000 1925

UK Gout Society