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Nail picking and biting

Nail picking and biting disorders are known clinically as onychotillomania and onychophagia. Biting of the nail includes the nail plate, soft tissues of the nail bed and the cuticle. Picking can include manipulation and picking of the same nail areas as biting. Picking and biting at uneven nails isn’t normally a cause for concern, but […]

What can I expect from an ingrown toenail surgery appointment?

Article 3 – ingrown nail series At an ingrown toenail surgery appointment you will see a qualified podiatrist who will assess, stage, diagnose, treat, offer advice and a treatment plan based on your medical conditions, background and medication. Assessment for ingrown toenail surgery Your podiatrist will assess your toenail, including the severity of your ingrowing […]

Why do my toes and toenails hurt?

Article 1 – ingrown nail series Toes and toenails hurt for a number of reasons, the most common causes include ingrown toenails, bunions, cuts or scrapes, blisters, corns and calluses, infections and trauma or injury. Toe joint pain can include arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis. Further information found at foot, ankle and leg […]

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