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.
Can I swim in a pool after ingrown toenail surgery?
Activity: After partial permanent nail removal, patients should avoid physical activity for several days to allow for nail fold to begin healing. Activity may begin after several days, but expect some discomfort. Swimming in lakes or rivers is not recommended if broken skin or drainage is present.
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.
When is it OK to swim after losing a toenail?
After the first 24 to 48 hours, you can remove the bandage and gently wash around the wound with clean water 2 times a day. If the bandage sticks to the wound, use warm water to loosen it. Do not scrub or soak the area. Do not go swimming.
How long after ingrown toenail surgery can I play sports?
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 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 bad is the pain after ingrown toenail removal?
How painful is your toe after ingrown toenail removal surgery? 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 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 much does it cost to get your ingrown 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.
How long does it take for a big toe nail to grow back?
It takes about 6 months for a fingernail and up to 18 months for a toenail to grow back.
How do you cover a toenail that fell off?
Protect any exposed part of the nail bed for 7 to 10 days until this skin hardens and isn’t sensitive anymore. Coat the area with antibiotic ointment and top with a nonstick bandage. Change the bandage every day and whenever it gets wet. (If any part gets stuck, soak it under warm running water until it slips off.)
Should I rip my toenail off?
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.
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.
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.