Does it hurt to have a toenail removed?

How long does it take to recover from toenail removal?

It can take about two to three weeks for the wound to heal. Watch for signs of infection during the healing period. Contact Dr. Moran if you experience increasing pain, swelling, drainage, or redness at the surgical site.

How long does your toe hurt after toenail removal?

Aftercare Instructions

Typical recoveries have limited to no discomfort and usually alleviate ingrown nail discomfort within 24 hours.

How long after toenail removal can I wear shoes?

You should wear loose-fitting shoes or sneakers for the first 2 weeks after the procedure. Please avoid wearing high-heeled or tight-fitting shoes in the future. You should avoid running, jumping, or strenuous activity for 2 weeks after the surgery.

How much does it cost to have a toenail removed?

On MDsave, the cost of an Ingrown Toenail Removal (in office) ranges from $233 to $269. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.

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Can I get my toenail removed?

There’s no hope for a severely damaged toenail, but removing one is a job for a doctor. Trying to do it yourself increases the chances of infection and other complications. Once you get an examination, the actual toenail removal procedure only takes 15 to 20 minutes and can be performed in a doctor’s office.

Do toenails grow back if removed?

Detached toenails are usually safe to remove, and they will typically grow back within a year and a half. A detached toenail can result from an injury or infection. Fungal infections or injuries may require additional medical attention to help ensure the toenail grows back properly.

Can you wear socks after toenail removal?

Wear cotton socks. You may need to do this for about 2 weeks. You can likely resume your normal activities within a week.

How long after toenail surgery can I walk?

How long is the recovery from ingrown toenail surgery? Recovery normally takes between four to six weeks. Walking is possible immediately, and patients can return to work after 48 hours. Our advice is to wear open-toe shoes for seven days after the surgery to promote healing and comfort.

Can I wear boots after toenail removal?

Follow your doctor’s instructions about how to take these. Wear open-toed or loose-fitting shoes for about two weeks after surgery. This gives your toe room to heal. After 24 hours, your toe can be kept clean by running warm soapy water over it and patting it dry.

Can I drive after having a toenail removed?

No, not until the anaesthetic has worn off. It is also not recommended that you drive any significant distance for the first couple of days after surgery.

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How do you know when you need an ingrown toenail removed?

Surgery may be needed if the ingrown portion of the nail is firmly embedded in your skin or you have developed an infection. Signs of infection include swelling, pus, warmth and redness in your toe. During surgery, your podiatrist removes the strip of toenail that is causing the problem.

Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

The entire ingrown toenail surgery is completely painless due to the effects of the anesthetic. By the time the anesthetic wears off, your pain level will be significantly reduced from where it was before the procedure.