When can I go back to work after toenail removal?
Patients that are involved in walking, running, or athletic activity can typically return to activity within 2-3 days for removal of infected toenail and 5-7 days for a permanent nail procedure with chemical application.
How long are you out of school after ingrown toenail surgery?
This can vary between 4 and 12 weeks on average, it could be longer in rare cases. When can I go back to school / work? Directly after the surgery it is important to get home and rest.
Does it hurt to walk after ingrown toenail surgery?
Since the surgery is carried out under a local anaesthetic, the patients do not experience any pain during the procedure. However, when the anaesthesia wears off after the surgery, patients often experience some level of soreness around the toe that underwent surgery.
How long after ingrown toenail surgery can I wear shoes?
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. Keep it covered until fully healed with a nonstick dressing.
How much pain is normal after toenail removal?
Your toe will not be painful for about 2-3 hours after the surgery. After that the anesthesia will slowly wear out and there will be minimal discomfort to the toe. It is recommended that you take over the counter Aleve or Ibuprofen if any pain.
Can I drink alcohol after ingrown toenail removal?
Please do not consume alcohol for 24 hours after nail surgery as this may cause bleeding.
Can you walk after partial nail removal?
How long does it take to heal? Everyone is different but on average it takes four to six weeks to heal if part of the nail is removed and 10 to 12 weeks if the whole nail is removed. During this time you will be able to walk and carry on your life as normal although you should avoid sporting activities or dancing.
Is removing a toenail Painful?
While the local anesthetic should keep you pain-free during surgery, you may experience post-surgery discomfort and throbbing that you can treat with over-the-counter pain relievers. You may have to take an oral antibiotic if your toenail was infected.
Can I shower after ingrown toenail surgery?
You may shower the day after the surgery. Gently dry the area and apply antibiotic ointment after showering. Avoid baths, swimming, or soaking the toe for the next 2 weeks. Try to keep the toe clean and dry.
Can you wear socks after ingrown toenail surgery?
Wear cotton socks. You may need to do this for about 2 weeks. You can likely resume your normal activities within a week. Getting back to sports may take a little longer.
How long does pain last after ingrown toenail surgery?
Typical recoveries have limited to no discomfort and usually alleviate ingrown nail discomfort within 24 hours. After surgery we ask patients to apply.