Q What is a bone spur under the toenail?
A bone spur under the toenail can cause pain and deformity in the toe and toenail. It can be caused from trauma that occurred years ago and took time to develop. It causes the toenail to become curved with the apex or top in the middle of the toenail, like a small hill. This can cause pain when pressure is applied to the top of the nail form a shoe, bed sheets, or even socks. X-rays can identify the problem. If pain is severe enough, surgery to remove the bone spur can often be performed.
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