Should debridement for fungus hurt THIS bad?
I have seen a podiatrist every two months for toenail fungus of all nails and one recurring ingrown toenail supposedly due to the fungus. I can tolerate the trimming, the electric filing hurts and stings but I can get through that also. When he sweeps some kind of instrument underneath the nail, the pain is absolutely severe. Lancinating, scraping, as if he is scraping the bone. I hobble out, toes red raw and extremely sore, swearing I'll never go back but the nail problems recur and I am unable to fix them myself. Can you please tell me if it is normal for debridement to hurt so bad? I considered seeking treatment elsewhere but am wondering if the outcome will be the same, it just goes with the territory. I have read of toenail fungus and the cosmetic concerns but have never really seen much mention of pain. I have lupus with cold & purple feet supposedly due to Raynaud's. Any insight you could offer would be most appreciated as it's "that time again" and I'm dreading another appointment. Thank you very much.