How painful is ingrown toenail removal?

It depends. Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless.
Nail. The procedure in itself is done under local anesthesia (painless).
Minimal. Usually done with a local, and depending upon the skill of your doctor the needles aren't bad at all.
Not very. The only thing that hurts a bit is the local anesthetic injection that is necessary to numb the toe. If you are just having the ingrown removed and not cauterized (called a matrixectomy), there is almost no pain afterward. If you are having the matrixectomy, it may be sore for a couple of days (taking otc Ibuprofen or Naproxen is usually all you need).

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What to if I am having ingrown toenail removal. What to expect?

It's not a big deal. Have the doc lay you down before the procedure, makes a world of difference. Read more...

I want to be put under a general anaestetic for ingrown toenail removal Iv being under befor for it so will they do it again?

Your choice. How ever most of the time could be done with out giving general anesthesia by regional anesthesia , speak to your anesthesiologist. Read more...
Surgeons choice. General anesthesia has much greater risks involved than local injections in an office setting. If you are very anxious IV sedation is another possibility. Totally up to the anesthesiologist and your surgeon. Read more...

How long should I wait to exercise (run, swim,) after a full ingrown toenail removal? Are there any low impact activities I can do?

Check with your md. After the wound looks stable it should be fine to resume exercising. Check with your surgeon but it would typically be over a 5-10 day period. Read more...
Quite ssoon. There are several treatment protocols that offer varying speeds of return to normal activity. It is not unusual to return to full activity within 24 hours of having a partial nail removal. A total nail removal may take a little longer depending on the activity. You should consult with the surgeon for his approximation. Read more...

Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

YES...but not much. Excising the ingrown nail is usually done under local anesthesia. The digital nerve is blocked with an injection of local anesthetic. The initial pinprick can be felt, but if the injection is done gently there's only a brief discomfort. Once the toe is numb, the nail can be removed. Once the numbness recedes, there can be some mild soreness. Good luck. Read more...
Pain then relief. You have an ingrown toenail. You are asking if it hurts. You will have pain during the injection. Then you will have relief when the nail that was painful is relieved. The process involves Lidocaine injected. The nail is trimmed back then allowed to heal. Read more...

Is ingrown toenail removal successful the first time?

Ingrown nails. Ingrown nails and the surgery to correct this is very common. It is usually dione in the office under local anesthesia.... Understand nothing is guarranted, but, i find the procedure is about 80% successful the first time. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: ingrown toenail removal?

Ingrown toenail . Removal usually involves removing the little piece of nail that's stuck inside the skin, and usually also involves putting some medicine in the "root" of the nail so that that little piece of nail doesn't regrow. This is done under local anesthesia. There is usually no pain afterwards, and no restriction on shoes or activity. There is about a 10% regrowth (failure) rate. Read more...
Ingrown toenails. Are removed under local anesthesia in a podiatrist's office. The procedure is painless, fast and has no pain afterwards and you can wear your regular shoes right away. It involves removing the piece of nail digging in your skin and putting in medicine to prevent regrowth. Read more...
See below. Local anesthetic is injected and once numb the side of the toenail is removed and then a chemical is used to stop there growth of the nail. A small bandage s applied. Read more...
Complete removal. If the nail spicule penetrating the skin. As far as your body is concerned, it's a foreign body and treated as such. Read more...