Treatment of ingrown toenails is done by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails, a chemical can be applied to the nail root to prevent the regrowth of the ingrown portion of the nail. Patients are typically back in normal shoe gear and back to regular activity almost immediately. If you have an ingrown toenail, don’t be afraid to come in for a visit. Your treatment will be gentle and virtually painless and you can be back to normal activity right away.