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Continued pain 8 months after total nail Removal with phenol.

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    ClareR3 New Member

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    Back in April I had both great toenail permanently remove with phenol acid, due to multiple nails growing on top of each other.

    The process was very painful to go through. The left toe took 13 weeks before it was pain free with the nail matrix starting to close.

    To this day I am still having excruciating pain of the right toe, even though it looks healed. The pain is coming from the medial lateral side? (Right side) diagonally between the edge of the toe and the edge where the nail corner would be.
    I still can’t wear socks or shoes I have to wear a dressing on it, to be able to wear crocs be able to work. Hurts to stand or walk. Can’t sleep.

    No spike or regrowth looks visible Through skin.
    I have had bloods - they have come back normal no infection or no increased inflammation markers.
    I have had x-rays they have come back completely normal.

    Things I have been doing to help with pain and discomfort.
    Daily Warm water soaks
    Heat packs/ice packs
    Desensitisation program for nail bed
    Daily messages with nerve and skin oil
    Numbing cream/spray
    Mirror therapy
    CRPS Recognisation brain training
    Tens machine (mostly for distraction of pain)

    Theories that have been given to me so far.
    Nailbed Sensitivity
    Chemical burn of periosteum
    Soft Tissue injury
    Nerve damage
    Referred to orthopaedic surgeon
    Have been recommended to have a Wedge resection . specialist believes something was left inside or Matrix was not fully Destroyed by the acid.

    No one can agree with what is wrong or how to help it or fix it. I am sick of being in pain and I want it to be over.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I am scared to go ahead with the surgery in case it causes more pain or damage
    Thank you
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