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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Could jumping barefoot damage knee permanently?

Could jumping barefoot damage knee permanently?

Unlikely: Jumping barefoot vs jumping with shoes on does not put extra stress on your knee. Of course, landing wrong may hurt something! cushioned shoes will provide some protection to the jarring forces to your knee when jumping. Studies that compare people who wear shoes with those who don't have not shown an improvement with shoe wear in terms of foot/ankle/knee injury. ...Read more

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Professional ballet dancer with ingrown toenail on big toe growing sideways, what can be done as I have to dance?

Professional ballet dancer with ingrown toenail on big toe growing sideways, what can be done as I have to dance?

Excise nail spicule : It has to go or it will get more annoying and possibly locally infected given your activity. It may be just a simple tiny piece but that's all it takes... ...Read more

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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Es: As the ragged toenail grows out it gets caught in the skin and becomes ingrown. ...Read more

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Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

May: Depending on the type of injury it is probably a good idea to have this evaluated by a specialist, especially is this is the result of a crushing injury, to ensure that there are no other concomitant issues such as a fracture. ...Read more

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Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Broken toe nails: Usually grow back. If you are experiencing problems would encourage you to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more

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Had infections at nailbed & ingrown nail. saw podiatrist for ingrown nail 6 mth ago nail now yellow & broken. Will it grow out? Can I use fake nail?

Had infections at nailbed & ingrown nail. saw podiatrist for ingrown nail 6 mth ago nail now yellow & broken. Will it grow out? Can I use fake nail?

Nail regrowth: As long as the nailbed has not been damaged or removed, nails should regrow with time (lots of time). Sometimes the new growth is characterized by discoloration or distortion, and this is usually permanent. Occlusion of the exposed nailbed with artificial nails and chemicals may further damage the nailbed and inhibit any new growth that might occur. ...Read more

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Can i wear regular walking shoes for recovery after big toe fracture?

Can i wear regular walking shoes for recovery after big toe fracture?

Thick soles are best: The stiffer the sole of the shoe, the less the toe bends. The less it bends, the faster it heals. ...Read more

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I bruised my toe nail while running. Any relief?

I bruised my toe nail while running. Any relief?

Subungual hematoma: Bruised toenails are fairly common in runners. If the pressure of the blood collecting under the nail is not causing you too much discomfort, you can leave the nail in place and it will eventually fall off. If the pain is significant, the nail plate can either be punctured in the office to drain the blood pocket beneath it or it might be removed entirely. ...Read more

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Help! My new toe nail is not growing back after partial ingrown toenail surgery?

Help! My new toe nail is not growing back after partial ingrown toenail surgery?

First confirm : That the doc did not perform a permenant procedure, second be p alient toenails grow approximately 1mm per month. It takes time for a nail to regrow. ...Read more

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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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Can barefoot running cause midfoot fractures?

Can barefoot running cause midfoot fractures?

Hard to say: There is not much research on the benefits or risks of barefoot running. Midfoot fractures are usually stress injuries and the loss of shock absorption with barefoot running could lead to a fracture. ...Read more

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How to induce normal nail growth after ingrown toe nail?

How to induce normal nail growth after ingrown toe nail?

Nails: Some times the nail will grow back ingrown again and again; a different procedure where the nail matrix is chemically cauterized can be done by your local podiatrist. This will ensure that the ingrown border does not come back ever again. ...Read more

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My 20 mth sons big toenail fell off & his other big toe is lifting from nailbed. No trauma, fungus ruled out, nails are flat/spoon. Ideas on causes?

See below: Onycholysis is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. It can be caused by local problems like periungual warts or fungus (onychomycosis), but the most common reason for separation is trauma. However, some systemic diseases can cause this like psoriasis and hyperthyroidism. Have your pediatrician look into these possibilities. ...Read more

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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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I'm 21. @ 20, I acquired pains. Hot knees, bones feeling like being pulled, obviously new stretch marks, shins, ankles, toes, fingers. Am I growing?

I'm 21. @ 20, I acquired pains. Hot knees, bones feeling like being pulled, obviously new stretch marks, shins, ankles, toes, fingers. Am I growing?

2 much 2 be normal.: There are a whole lot of conditions and circumstances that that be responsible for you symptoms, and normal growth is not one of them. To sort this out you will need to have a thorough evaluation by your family physician first. Healthtap can help you locate a physician if you do not have one already. ...Read more

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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more