pincer nails


Excessive curvature of the nail plate that causes the nail to pinch into the soft tissue of the surrounding skin. A pincer nail, also called a trumpet nail, is one of four types of an ingrown nail; it’s often viewed as the most painful.

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What Are Pincer Nails?

January 1, 2010

A common and potentially painful condition, pincer nails can often be avoided by careful detection and proper care.

Prevent Pincer Nails

November 1, 2006

This all-too-common condition is often attributable to poor filing. You may not be aware of it, but if you are an experienced nail tech it’s likely your keen eye and meticulous work have prevented clients from the pain of pincer nails.

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