Toenail Issues

Toenail Issues

Many of you who read this post will find it definitely disgusting. However, this information is based upon questions I am asked everyday by individuals really curious and desiring to know exactly what can be done for their issues.

Nail Anatomy:

Nail Anatomy

Nail Anatomy

The nail matrix is where the nail is really created. On occasion, the nail root and nail plate  will be damaged and the nail bed will go into overdrive creating a nail like structure.  This happens from time to time and cannot be predicted.

Ingrowing Nails:

Ingrowing Nails

Ingrowing Nails

Probably the most typical procedures carried out in the typical podiatrist’s office are those worrying ingrown nails. The nail is permeating the skin along the edge allowing bacteria to go into tissue and start an infection.

You can see on the picture above the nail edge presses on the skin, that it wouldn’t take much for the nail to permeate the skin and become irritated or contaminated. There are lots of nail shape types.

Other patients have nails that grow basically flat, however have extreme quantities of skin around the nail, also establishing the circumstance for the nail to permeate the skin. This might require elimination of the excess skin to permit for regular and pain-free nail growth.

Fungi:

Nail fungi

Nail fungi

Nail fungi is a difficult disease to deal with successfully. An extremely clear trend is that the older the client, the more likely they are to contract this condition.

Normally, this illness is not a threat to your overall health. There are a few exceptions consisting of the fungus in the nail can be a source of fungal infection of the skin (athletes foot). If you have little sensation in your feet like with some diabetics or back injury clients, the nail can become thick and rub in a shoe triggering an injury under the nail that can become infected etc. For lots of people, nail fungus is simply a cosmetic concern.

I could go on and on about the various condition states that can affect the nail, in other words, if it worries you have it checked by a medical pedicure or podiatrist.

As always, I invite any concerns or remarks you might have.

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