I have a sharp and throbbing pain on the right side of my left toenail?

I have a sharp and throbbing pain on the right side of my left toenail. I don’t know if it’s ingrown or not and this is the first time I’ve felt pain from it. Should I get this fixed by a professional? It only just starting hurting last night and it woke me up from my sleep so I took ibuprofen. Since I just took painkillers last night, I don’t know if it has actually gotten any better or not. I can still feel it if I walk normally, but it feels much better than last night. I tried taking action myself last night and cut down my nail as much as I could on the side where the pain was coming from.

Age: 21
Medications: None
General Information: I’ve had no previous problems with either of my toenails in the past. The skin on the right side of my toenail looks somewhat reddened.

2 Comments on “I have a sharp and throbbing pain on the right side of my left toenail?

  1. Hi.
    Thanks for the query..

    You have an ingrown toenail causing swelling of the side of nail causing pain and slight swelling.

    Ingrown toenail is a condition in which there is overgrowth of the toenails edges towards the soft skin inwards leading to inflammation and severe pain and swelling in the area..
    It is generally seen in individuals with bigger toenails as well as it can also occur if you wear tight shoes or you do not trim the nails properly..

    You might been advised creams with combination of medications like antibiotic and antifungal creams along with steroid cream to relieve pain and swelling..

    You should soak your feet in warm water and when the nail and skin become soft gently raise the nail at the corners outwards and trim gently.
    It will prevent nail from growing inwards..
    You can also wear proper fitting shoes..
    Trim your nails as soon as they grow sufficiently and do not let them grow very long..
    You can also soak your feet in Epson salt solution..

    At times in cases in which the medical or conservative treatment fails you can be advised to go for surgical treatment like Matrixectomy..

    Hope this helps..


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *