Information From The American Podiatric Medical Association
In their protective role, nails bear
the brunt of daily activities. Walking, running, wearing shoes or participating
in sports are just a few of the stresses and strains the feet must endure.
All or a portion of the nail can be damaged when the feet are injured
Trimming the nail too deeply into the tissue
causes most ingrown nails. Painful ingrown nails may also be caused
by an over curvature of the nail. Ingrown nails may also occur in patients
anywhere from their teens to their senior years.
Fungal Infection (thick nails)
Various types of fungi are present everywhere
in the environment. The dark, moist surroundings created by shoes and
stockings make the feet especially susceptible to fungal infection.
The fungus usually attacks a small portion of the nail after injury
and spreads slowly.
Treatment for Nail Disorders
Several treatment options are available
for fungal nails. One treatment involves thinning of the thickened nail
followed by application of a topical medication. Some new prescription
oral medications are also available to stop the fungus from the inside
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