The remains of the old nail have been or are being pushed off by the new nail. That is the bump you noted. It is not generally that painful. It may take 6 months to 1 year for a new nail to grow out completely and then it could possibily be deformed. Just wait and see. If there are any edges snagging, just file them.
Hope this helps!
Vivian Abrams DPM
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 16, 2002 at 20:42:32:
In Reply to: TOENAIL
posted by CARLA on June 14, 2002 at 18:10:27: