Our expert says:
Thank you for your mail. Damaged to the nailbed through incorrect shoewear or trauma can cause the nail to lift off the nailbed, become thickened, discoloured and brittle. Damage to the nail can also make the nail more prone to get infected by a fungus. I would suggest that you consult with a podiatrist that would be able to assess the condition and advise treatment for both treating the damaged nailbed and possible fungal infection that could be present. For your nearest podiatrist contact www.podiatrist.co.za or 0861 100 249
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