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I am having a nail avulsion for an ingrowing toenail. Does the operation hurt?

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Dr. Elvira Callahan
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: No

You get a shot at the base of the toe which numbs it.
The surgery itself is not painful.

In brief: No

You get a shot at the base of the toe which numbs it.
The surgery itself is not painful.
Dr. Elvira Callahan
Dr. Elvira Callahan
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In brief: Not more than now

If done properly, the procedure won't hurt anymore than what it does right now because of the ingrown nail.
The podiatrist will numb the toe with a local anesthetic. After that, you'll feel movement and compression but it will be numb through the procedure. Your doctor will give you appropriate pain medication if needed.

In brief: Not more than now

If done properly, the procedure won't hurt anymore than what it does right now because of the ingrown nail.
The podiatrist will numb the toe with a local anesthetic. After that, you'll feel movement and compression but it will be numb through the procedure. Your doctor will give you appropriate pain medication if needed.
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