Topic : Under the Microscope

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Under the Microscope: Hammertoe

September 9, 2013  | Article

Hammertoe is a bending and hardening of the joints in the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes.

Keywords: callus   corns   hammertoes   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Onychauxis

July 15, 2013  | Article

In and of itself, onychauxis — or thick nails — poses no danger to a client, but it often indicates a larger problem.

Keywords: onychauxis   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Subungual Hematoma

April 16, 2013  | Article

Subungual hematomas are usually caused by injury to the nail, either through blunt trauma or repetitive pressure.

Keywords: subungual hematoma   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Arthritis

March 20, 2013  | Article

Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints that limits everyday activities.

Keywords: arthritic clients   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Plantar Fasciitis

February 28, 2013  | Article

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissues that runs from the heel to the toes.

Keywords: Feet   plantar fasciitis   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Corns

January 28, 2013  | Article

A corn is a horny growth of thickened skin, often with a central seed of hardened, dead skin cells.

Keywords: corns   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Pincer Nails

January 2, 2013  | Article

With pincer nails, an excessive curvature of the nail plate causes the nail to pinch into the soft tissue of the surrounding skin.

Keywords: pincer nails   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Onychophagy

May 26, 2012  | Article

Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may benefit from the attention of a good nail tech.

Keywords: nail biting   onychophagy   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Pseudomonas

March 7, 2012  | Article

Familiar to nail techs because it can turn clients’ nails green, pseudomonas is a common bacteria that thrives in many environments.

Keywords: bacterial infections   pseudomonas   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Ingrown Toenails

November 21, 2011  | Article

Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care — and infection may follow.

Keywords: Feet   ingrown toenails   nail diseases   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Beau’s Lines

November 4, 2011  | Article

Beau’s lines are ridged or grooved lines that run horizontally across the nail.

Keywords: Beau's lines   nail diseases   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Onycholysis

June 24, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: nail diseases   onycholysis   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Splinter Hemorrhages

May 19, 2011  | Article

A splinter hemorrhage is a small area of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails that usually requires no treatment.

Keywords: nail diseases   Under the Microscope  

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