Ingrown toenail healing time?

I had an ingrowing toenail and had it cut down to the side (not operation) and the podiatrist thinks it should grown back fine in time. Would an acrylic nail overlay help prevent infection? It’s just that I’m not running or anything as I don’t want to irritate the skin around it as it grows back but don’t want to wait 6 months to start running again.

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  1. Foot.com

    Hello and thank you for your question. If you had only a partial nail avulsion (just the side removed) then you do not need an acrylic nail and do not need to stop running. Usually 1 week after the removal of the nail you can start runnig again. If you feel tenderness in the area just keep an eye on the nail but again there is no restriction from running after this procedure. Good luck!