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Big toe pain/tender when I press on the nail, need help!?

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In brief: Toe Pain

Several possibilities come to mind.
The easiest approach would be to see your podiatrist for a thorough evaluation, foot xrays and focused reccs. It is possible that you have a nail injury or some lesion beneath the nail causing your discomfort. Even a bonespur on the phalanx beneath the nail is possible. Check out the apma or acfas websites for information about board certified docs.

In brief: Toe Pain

Several possibilities come to mind.
The easiest approach would be to see your podiatrist for a thorough evaluation, foot xrays and focused reccs. It is possible that you have a nail injury or some lesion beneath the nail causing your discomfort. Even a bonespur on the phalanx beneath the nail is possible. Check out the apma or acfas websites for information about board certified docs.
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Few possibilities

Cold be an ingrown toenail, by pressing on the center you may be driving the nail into the corners.
You may have a "subungual exostosis" this is a bone spur which grows under the nail, you could have a subungual hematoma - but that would be obvious to you as that is blood accumulation under the toenail and you would see it. This is usually simple for a podiatrist to diagnose and treat.

In brief: Few possibilities

Cold be an ingrown toenail, by pressing on the center you may be driving the nail into the corners.
You may have a "subungual exostosis" this is a bone spur which grows under the nail, you could have a subungual hematoma - but that would be obvious to you as that is blood accumulation under the toenail and you would see it. This is usually simple for a podiatrist to diagnose and treat.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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