Ingrowing Toenails

Sounds quite insignificant really but they are giving my husband extreme pain (he has WG and the doctors have said this has caused this). He goes to the Podiatrist at our hospital & sees someone privately too to cut the nails back & relieve the pressure. Walking is the only real exercise he gets now so he needs to keep his feet in good working order.

My question is, has anyone with an auto immune disorder, had their toenails removed and how was the healing process? Did it takes ages to heal? Did it heal? Do you regret having it done?

Thank you in advance of any input.

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  • I am a podiatrist and also have systemic vascultis. Please don't go to any other person than the podiatrist in the NHS. I Understand what is going on. Vascultis can and does cause problems with the nervous and blood system to the feet. Please go back to the podiatrist and make sure that the problem is fully explained.

  • Unfortunately, the NHS podiatrist will only see him every 3 mths & his toes need doing at least every 4 weeks so we have found a private one who seems quite good. The problem is that it is extremely painful each time to have his nails done although less than not having them done!!

    We are curious about having the nails removed (by the NHS) and if anyone has any experience of this.

  • If you really must see someone in between make sure they are registered with the HPC. Other wise they have limited education. I have worked in NHS for many years. I started removing toe nails in 1978. If done correctly and followed up it can be very good. But please make sure that the Rheumatologist or Neurologist check the viability of the nervous system and arteries.

  • If you really must see someone in between make sure they are registered with the HPC. Other wise they have limited education. I have worked in NHS for many years. I started removing toe nails in 1978. If done correctly and followed up it can be very good. But please make sure that the Rheumatologist or Neurologist check the viability of the nervous system and arteries.

  • This is, as is unfortunately often the case, an absolutely ridiculous/down right stupid state of affairs. Have you told your doctor/consultant about this? If not please do- and ask for his/her help.

    Good luck and please do let us know the outcome.

    AndrewT

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