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I have a sharp pain on my big toe, in the corner where the nail is,it only hurts when pressure is placed on it.Was just wondering what it could be..?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Pushing too hard..

It sounds like you have a sharp area of nail, known as a nail spicule, causing sharp pain when pushed on.
Stop pushing on it and have it evaluated if the condition escalates. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple trimming of the spicule.

In brief: Pushing too hard..

It sounds like you have a sharp area of nail, known as a nail spicule, causing sharp pain when pushed on.
Stop pushing on it and have it evaluated if the condition escalates. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple trimming of the spicule.
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