What if your nail problem comes from an underlying bone problem?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Sometimes, nail problems come from beneath. True story!



When you notice that your nail is lifted or thick or the color has changed, you might be thinking: "Is it fungus?" or "I don't recall hitting it".


Sometimes, your nail changes because of an underlying bony exostosis. That means that the bone under the nail pushes against the nail. This is a tricky one. You need x-rays and a trained eye to see it. If you tried everything and you still got an ingrown nail or your nail is always lifted, the cause might be a bony exostosis. See the case below!









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