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 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 long does it hurt after toenail removal?
Typical recoveries have limited to no discomfort and usually alleviate ingrown nail discomfort within 24 hours.
How long does a partially removed toenail take to heal?
Healing takes between 4-8 weeks for a partial nail avulsion (removing part of the nail) and between 6-12 weeks for a total nail avulsion (removing all of the nail) but can take longer in some cases.
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 you 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.
How do you take care of your toenail after removing it?
- 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.
- Remove the bandage when you sleep, beginning in the second week post-surgery, to promote healing.
Will I need time off work after toenail removal?
If that happens, a repeat procedure is usually done. 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.
What can I expect after toenail removal?
In the first few hours after the surgery, expect the area around your nail to feel numb. After that, you may feel pain and throbbing. You may also notice swelling, bleeding, or fluid coming from your wound. For 48 hours after the surgery, keep your arm or leg elevated above the level of your heart as much as you can.
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.
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.
Do toenails grow back if removed?
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.