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Thick nail, sharp shooting pains, Please Help!!

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Deez, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Deez

    Deez New Member

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    :confused:Hi once again. I am experiencing ongoing trouble concerning my left big toe. First, awhile back the nail became impossible to trim, as it hardened and kept growing thicker and thicker. (still is too). Then, I experienced shooting sharp pains brought on suddenly while I was laying down, traveling up my leg also.
    It soon subsided, and I just let it go. Then, this morning upon waking, I was experiencing terribly sharp pains in my big toe, as if needles were going underneath my nail. Very painful indeed. Has anyone had this happen, or do you know what this might be? Or maybe the causes? Any thoughts welcome!
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    The most likely cause is the thickness of the nail and the pressure that this can cause on the tissues under the nail. The best thing is to get the thickness reduced by a Podiatrist and discuss strategies to keep it down over the long term

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