www.sofootankle.com The treatment of an ingrown toenail is varied, but usually you need to remove the edge of the nail that’s bothering the person. Sometimes that’s just trimming a little corner off so they get relief of pain, and sometimes it’s numbing the toe and then removing the whole edge of the nail so it can relieve that pressure. It’s kind of like having a big sliver in the toe. It’s real painful to have it in there, but once you remove it, it feels better. It feels a little bit sore, but it feels better to get it out. You’ve got to get it out to allow that area to heal. Sometimes we have to remove the edge of the nail or the offending part of the nail and permanently remove it or kill the root of the nail so that it doesn’t grow back and happen again.