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 long does a removed toenail take to heal?
Taking good care of your wound at home will help it heal quickly and reduce your chance of infection. The wound should heal within a few weeks. If completely removed, fingernails may take 6 months to grow back. Toenails may take 12 to 18 months to grow back.
Can I wear crocs after ingrown toenail surgery?
Do not try to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail yourself. This will only make the problem worse. Consider wearing sandals or Crocs until the nail has improved. If your ingrown nail does not heal or keeps coming back, your doctor may remove part of the nail and its root.
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 removal can I walk?
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.
Do you need crutches after toenail removal?
After the Surgery
Your doctor may advise you to use crutches for several days. If this is the case, they will request crutches for you that you can use as you leave. If you had surgery on your hand, you will need to keep it from dangling during your time in recovery and for the remainder of the day as well.
Why is my toe throbbing after ingrown toenail removal?
However, when the anaesthesia wears off after the surgery, patients often experience some level of soreness around the toe that underwent surgery. In some cases this may be followed by a small throb that lasts for a couple of days.
How long after toenail removal can I swim?
There could be some discomfort during activities within the first week after toenail removal. Avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, or lakes during this 1-2 week recovery time.
What shoes should I wear if I have an ingrown toenail?
The best shoes for your feet are light athletic shoes. They offer support, aren’t too heavy, and let feet breathe. Another way to keep from damaging your feet is to go barefoot as often as possible.
What to do after removing a toenail?
To promote healing after toenail removal, we generally recommend that you:
- Wash around the wound with water twice daily, as directed.
- Keep the toe covered with a thin layer of petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment, as recommended, and a nonstick bandage during the first week.
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.
How painful is toenail removal after?
There’s a mild burning sensation for less than a minute, but almost everyone tolerates this very well. After your toe is good and numb, we’ll put up a drape (if you’d rather not watch) and get to the business of removing that toenail. The procedure itself usually takes less than 10 minutes.