When the toe of the big toe enters the skin is a very common condition which is treated only by surgery,, onychoplasty. Narrow shoes, wrong nail clipping and genetic finger construction are responsible for this annoying phenomenon.
Before proceeding with surgery, we must eliminate the inflammation that usually occurs in the finger suffering from this damage. You will be given instructions on how to clean yourself and you will probably receive antibiotics if necessary. When it recedes, usually after a week and local anesthesia can act, surgery is taking place. The newer views say that it is not necessary to remove the entire nail except the afflicted area, unless there are other reasons to consider the visit to the Plastic Surgeon. Local anesthesia, cleansing, excision of the part of the nail that causes the problem and ablation of part of its root is done. If this is not done, the risk of relapse increases considerably.
Due to the leg strap, the patient will not be able to put on a closed shoe for some days. That is why it is recommended that he have a pair of open shoes with him in order to be able to return home. The ups and downs of the leg and the anti-inflammatory will help with the treatment of post-operative pain. The second day has to be changed and lighter. Restrictions last about a week, and then the patient freely returns to his daily activities.