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Old 09-25-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Two years ago I fell from my daughters moving car hitting my foot and leg off the ground, since then my big toenail on my left foot has never been right... it doesnt grow out so I can cut it but now just thickens and makes some shoes too uncomfortable to wear, Ive tried filing it down but it takes forever and then cracks the nail and it falls off in bits leaving the most of the nail to regrow the same way..... Ive heard that a chiropodist can drill the nail to thin it down.. but Im scared in case they might want to remove the nail altogether.. as I dont want this done and dont see it working.... as Ive heard the nail will grow in the same way again.....its ugly and I cant wear sandals.. its not painful but uncomfy if pressed down or tight shoes.. Help please.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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Sounds like the matrix suffered damage. I'm sorry to say it will not change. It will not get better either.

You're going to need to accommodate it with your shoes and with the appearance. You can make it look better with some polish or gel or something like that.

Sorry to give you bad news
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I havd had both big toe nails removed. Didn't hurt at all except for the minor prick of the needle to deaden it. As I remember, he used acid to kill the nail bed. It was done over 15 yys ago and can't grow back. Best thing I ever did for my feet!
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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I havd had both big toe nails removed. Didn't hurt at all except for the minor prick of the needle to deaden it. As I remember, he used acid to kill the nail bed. It was done over 15 yys ago and can't grow back. Best thing I ever did for my feet!
Correct. A friend has his nail removed for a similar problem. You'll need to be careful not to damage that toe but we should be careful anyway. It is pretty easy to stub toes when we enjoy bare-foot walking around the house.

I am not sure it is a chiropodist who does it, though. A foot doctor but the name won't come to me. Any anyone say it? I may be off-track here.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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In the US, they are called podiatrists. I think the OP must be in the UK or from the UK.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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In the US, they are called podiatrists. I think the OP must be in the UK or from the UK.
Thank you. That clarifies that. I never did succeed in learning that foreign language. Welsh was easy. British English is beyond me.
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