This very kind Dr. froze me up good and removed the offending wedge of nail with instructions to come back in a few months when this happens again, because it will (but before it becomes infected) and that way I can get that portion of the nail bed killed at the root. You end up with very cute shaped nails after though.
All of today cost me $145 and the future root treatment will cost $200. Pedicures may not have prevented this (I have weird toe nails)…but it may have been a low cost solution if done every 8 weeks regularly. In the meantime, I can resume running tomorrow…but right now I am in so much pain that I just want to have my entire toe removed.
So girls (and guys), get pedicures. It’s actually good for your health.