Has anyone ever had repeat surgery for an ingrown toenail (same toe)?
I had this surgery in Sept. 2010. It just never healed right. Like everyone else, my toes have white on the tips. However, the ingrown toenail toe has white on the side that was operated on as well, which makes me think it is growing in two directions.
I've been back to the foot doctor four times since the surgery (for other issues as well as the toe). After working on the toe a couple of times, he told me that was the best it was going to be and to be sure my shoes are not too short, having the width of a finger between the end of my toes and the shoe.
Up to this point, the toe did not hurt unless my shoe was too short. I have a variety of foot ailments: plantar fascitis, tendonitis, my left ankle swelling up (I just had vascular scans and am awaiting results) and three other places that hurt! So I have five pair of running shoes that I rotate all day long so as not to stress the same area.
However, the last couple of days the toe has been hurting no matter what pair of shoes I wear. I woke up this morning to find it looking and feeling like it did before the original surgery, which makes me think I may need to get it operated on again.
It's amazing how much a little area on one toe can hurt. Not fun at all.
Has anyone had repeat ingrown toenail surgery on the same toe? If so, what was the outcome? Did you have both surgeries done by the same doctor?
I also would be really interested to know what your post-operative instructions were (for either a first or second surgery), in as much detail as possible. I do think mine could have been better.
This is a very distressing development on top of all my other medical issues, so any advice you could send my way would be very much appreciated.
Edited June 29, 2012 at 8:35 am