How painful is big toenail removal?

Is it painful to have a toenail removed?

Nail surgery can be done in your doctor’s office. Before it starts, your doctor numbs the area around your nail. If you’ve ever had your gums numbed at the dentist’s, it’s very similar. You’ll be awake for the surgery, but you won’t feel any pain.

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 will my toe hurt after toenail removal?

Toe is bandaged in much the same manner as in a partial procedure, but pain and healing tend to take a week or so longer. After healing is complete the site of nail removal gets covered with healthy skin that from a distance can resemble a normal nail. Over the course of 8-12 months a new nail grows back.

Can I wear shoes after toenail removal?

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.

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How much pain is normal after toenail removal?

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

How do you wear big toe after nail removal?

Follow these steps:

  1. Dry the foot completely.
  2. Put a small amount of antibiotic ointment on a piece of square silk bandage.
  3. Put the silk over your child’s toe so the antibiotic goes on the place where the toenail was removed.
  4. Put a toe sock over the toe and tape it loosely to your child’s foot.

What happens when you get your toenail removed?

Toenail Removal Recovery

It may take several months for your toenail to completely grow back. Side effects and complications are minimal after the procedure. The most common problems experienced after toenail removal surgery are pain, infection, and a nail that grows back with an abnormal shape or appearance.

Can I 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.