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A 21-year-old female asked:

i have fungus on my big toe nail its been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot i can't almost touch my toe, why is that?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Pressure on nail bed: Fungus of toenail can cause nail to become thick and hard, often with a significant amount of debri underneath nail. This can cause pressure on nail bed and hence pain: especially with shoes on. Sometimes this can get secondarily infected with bacteria.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Couple of things: The nail may have become very thick and ingrown or you may have an infection under the nail. See a podiatrist.

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