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Subungual Hematoma

Subungual Hematoma A Subungual Hematoma is a transient condition where blood and fluids collect underneath the toenail or fingernail. This is usually caused by a traumatic injury as in hitting your thumb with a hammer or stubbing a toe. It can also occur by wearing tight fitting shoes which traps blood between the toes, leading […]

Onychauxis

Onychauxis What is onychauxis? Onychauxis is a thickening or overgrowth of the nails which can become discoloured turning white, yellow, red and black. It is shown in both the fingernails and toenails and is existent in a number of different ways. If the nails are red and black, it is usually a consequence of dried […]

Onychocryptosis (Ingrown Toenails)

Onychocryptosis (Ingrown Toenails) Onychocryptosis, also known as ingrown toenail is a condition in which, a spike or serrated edge of nail has pierced the epidermis (superficial layer of skin) of the sulcus and penetrated the dermal tissues. It occurs most frequently in the big toe of male adolescents and may be unilateral (affecting one side) […]

Onychogryphosis (Rams Horn Nails)

Onychogryphosis (Rams Horn Nails) Onychogryphosis also known as “ram’s horn nails,” is a condition in which the toenails become thickened and the curve of the nails becomes more severe, making them difficult to cut and causing them to grow into a long, curved shape resembling a ram’s horn. The difficulty of trimming the nail is […]

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    Date:6 August 9, 2018
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    Date:6 June 5, 2018
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    Date:6 March 18, 2018
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    Date:6 November 22, 2017
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    STRESS FRACTURES

    WHAT IS A STRESS FRACTURE? A stress fracture is an incomplete crack in a bone. Stress fractures are caused by repeated stress or repetitive activity over a period, weakening the bone. Stress fractures are common in runners and athletes who participate in soccer, basketball and people who change their activities such as by trying a […]

    Date:6 November 22, 2017
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    Effects of high heels on feet

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    Date:6 November 22, 2017