September 9, 2013
Hammertoe is a bending and hardening of the joints in the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes.
July 15, 2013
In and of itself, onychauxis — or thick nails — poses no danger to a client, but it often indicates a larger problem.
April 16, 2013
Subungual hematomas are usually caused by injury to the nail, either through blunt trauma or repetitive pressure.
March 20, 2013
Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints that limits everyday activities.
February 28, 2013
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissues that runs from the heel to the toes.
January 28, 2013
A corn is a horny growth of thickened skin, often with a central seed of hardened, dead skin cells.
January 2, 2013
With pincer nails, an excessive curvature of the nail plate causes the nail to pinch into the soft tissue of the surrounding skin.
May 26, 2012
Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may benefit from the attention of a good nail tech.
March 7, 2012
Familiar to nail techs because it can turn clients’ nails green, pseudomonas is a common bacteria that thrives in many environments.
November 21, 2011
Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care — and infection may follow.
November 4, 2011
Beau’s lines are ridged or grooved lines that run horizontally across the nail.
June 24, 2011
Onycholysis is a condition that causes nails to separate from the nail bed. If addressed quickly, this common nail disorder poses no danger to clients.
May 19, 2011
A splinter hemorrhage is a small area of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails that usually requires no treatment.
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