I did a forum search and was surprised to find nothing on the topic. Here is the situation and I'm seeking insight or advise.
About three years ago, after hiking a section of the trail, my toenail on my left big toe, which had given minor problems before, really started acting up. Finally, after the pain was unbearable, and home remedies/prevention techniques had failed, I went to the local Doctor's Care. After meds to clear up infection, I returned for "surgery" where they removed all but a little of the nail.
Now, three yaers later, then problem is back and nearly as bad as before. I had had no pain until a recent 40 mile backpacking trip two weeks ago, but it looks like the pain is here to stay.
I guess I can go back and have the same surgery again, but I am reluctant to do so because (1) it was not effective long term before, (2) it was obscenely painful to a point that words can not describe it.
I am not optimistic that anything short of this will help though. The whole right side of the nail is ingrown -- not just the end. I'd love to hear of some alternative that some of y'all might be aware of that actually works!