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Boaz, AL
A 31-year-old female asked:

Had my doctor do an ingrown toenail removal in the beginning of this year. the thing is i noticed that my toe stays swollen and always cold and tingli?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Neuritis.: It sounds like either the tourniquet used to control the blood flow during the procedure, or needle trauma from the injections to numb the toe, or both, have irritated the digital nerves. This would effect the blood flow to the toe as well as the sensory mechanism. These problems are rare but can happen in the course of fixing the toe. Time should slowly renormalize the condition.
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