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High Heels Can Cause Ingrown Toenails

High Heels Can Cause Ingrown Toenails

High heels are more than just a little bit uncomfortable, they can also cause painful ingrown toenails. When toenails are squished together in a high heel, the big toenail can easily grow into the skin around the nail. This condition is known as onychocryptosis, and is commonly accompanied by swelling, redness, and sometimes even infection.* […]

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Your Toenails are Telling

Your Toenails are Telling

Your toenails can give off warning signs that may indicate an underlying medical issue or a vitamin deficiency. Watch out for nail splitting, discoloration, and cracking. Thick yellow toenails could be a sign of a fungal infection, but they could also indicate thyroid disease, respiratory issues, diabetes, or psoriasis. White spots on toenails could indicate […]

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Causes of Separated Toenails

Causes of Separated Toenails

The gradual separation of your toenails may not be something you notice right away, because it typically does not cause extensive pain. However, toenail separation tends to be a symptom of something else, and effective treatment depends on the cause. Toenail separation can be a sign of toenail fungus, traumatic injury, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, psoriasis, overexposure […]

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Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

“Micro-traumas” can happen to your toenails when they are not well maintained and subjected to repeated pressure. For example, toenails that are too long and then jammed inside of a shoe will not only hurt, but can eventually become discolored. In fact, repetitive micro-traumas are the number one cause of toenail discoloration. Avoid micro-traumas by […]

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Weak Nails May Mean Malnutrition

Weak Nails May Mean Malnutrition

Weak, brittle nails may be a sign of malnutrition, especially in terms of inadequate protein levels. You can boost your protein intake the healthy way with high-quality, low-fat options like skinless poultry, egg whites, beans and oily fish (like salmon). Be advised that extreme nail weakness could indicate thyroid disease, so be sure to follow […]

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Gym Shower Shoes Save Your Feet

Gym Shower Shoes Save Your Feet

No matter how clean the showers look at your gym, contracting a fungi infection because you decided to go barefoot is not worth the risk! Your gym’s shower stalls create the type of warm, moist environment where fungi thrive. Without wearing protective shower shoes, you greatly increase your chances of contracting athlete’s foot or worse, […]

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Painful and Thick Toenails

Painful and Thick Toenails

Whether it’s caused by shoe irritation, an injury, or simply nail neglect, toenails can become thick and painful to groom. One out of 50 people will develop a condition called onychogryphosis, which causes your nail to thicken and curve as a form of protection. Unfortunately, this condition is not only unsightly, (it’s commonly referred to […]

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