What is the recovery time from my surgery? You should keep your foot elevated for a few hours and rest on the day of the surgery; the next day, you can return to work or school. You should refrain from running or vigorous exercise for 2 weeks after the surgery.
How long does it take to recover from an ingrown toenail surgery?
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.
How do you take care of your toe after toenail removal?
Keep the toe covered with a thin layer of petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment, as recommended, and a nonstick bandage during the first week. Remove the bandage when you sleep, beginning in the second week post-surgery, to promote healing. Wear open-toe or loose-fitting shoes for the first two weeks.
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.
Can I wear shoes after ingrown 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.
Can I walk after ingrown toenail surgery?
Ingrown toenail surgery aftercare
For the first day or two after surgery, you should rest your foot and limit activity. Keep it elevated when you’re sitting. Your doctor will give you wound care and follow-up instructions. Follow these closely.
How do you wrap your big toe after removing a nail?
Do not be tempted to wrap the toe in tape as this may restrict circulation. Cut the tubular bandage to about 2½ times the length of the toe and using your index and fore fingers, pull it over the dressing followed by a full twist to seal the end of the toe before pulling it back over the dressing.
Is removing a toenail Painful?
The procedure involves removal of either all of, or part of the painful toenail. The nail bed is then destroyed to prevent unwanted painful regrowth. The procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic so patients do not feel any pain during the surgery.
How do you know if your toe is infected after ingrown toenail surgery?
Call your provider if you notice:
- Your toenail is not healing.
- Fever or chills.
- Pain, even after taking pain-relief medicine.
- Bleeding from the toenail.
- Pus from the toenail.
- Swelling or redness of the toe or foot.
- Regrowth of the nail into the skin of the toe.
Is it painful to have 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.