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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have pain ontop of my big toe. it looks completely normal and i am positive that i do not have an ingrown nail. when i put pressure on it, it hurts.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
If indeed you are : Correct there is no ingrown toenail other possibilities could include a subungual exostosis or a bone spur under the toenail, an enchondroma or similiar type of bony lesion. Make sure shoes are proper fit and you werent wearing anyone too tight. An xray would be a good starting point.
Last updated Jul 30, 2014


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