Bad toe Nails are a fact of life for many of us and the older we get the worse they get. Most of us that get those curled in out and up do so because it is a genetic trait. They are painful, they are ugly, they make monster ingrown nails and worse they often get infected causing even greater pain. I finally got tired of fighting with mine and had them removed this morning. $800 for a permanent removal and a few days of blood pain is a small price to pay to my way of thinking to never have to deal with the torture they caused........ just the digging ingrown nail out every 1-2 weeks and the infections ingrowns are prone to creating. Throw bad nails into a shtf and they would have a high potential of being debilitating if not deadly. Might be a little bloody and be painful for a week or so but in my case well worth it for the long term gain and lack of long term pain. Wishing I had taken the time to have them removed 10 years ago. Even just 4 hours after the removal they hurt less than they did on most days in that last 10 years Bandages come of Monday and will take 6-8 weeks to get a good layer of protective scar tissue over the nail bed.