Nail and Digital Trauma
Nail and Digital Trauma refers to a physical trauma that is caused by an injury, impact, or a physical accident. After hurting your fingernail or toenail, it is common that the damaged nail will build up with blood and may even tear or split. An example of a specific cause includes dropping a heavy object on your toe or stubbing your toe into a solid object. If you experience a major incident, constantly check on the toenail or fingernail throughout the rest of the day. The reason being is that if the nail goes unnoticed, it may cause an infection. In this case, the nail has the potential of falling off, which then takes about 5 to 6 months to become healthy and grow back. To prevent the infection, seek treatment immediately.
How to Treat and Prevent
To prevent this from occurring, as mentioned previously, it is necessary to be aware of your surroundings and be cautious when lifting heavy objects. Although it is common for one to stub their toe, it is important to take note of any major problems afterwards. In order to completely care for this trauma, an initial visit to a podiatrist must begin with a history and physical examination. Fortunately, Jeffrey S. Muroff D.P.M of Ronkonkoma is available to help. By assuring fast results and prevention of reoccurrence, our team will assure that you get back your clear, healthy nails, as soon as possible. As a trained professional, we recommend a non-invasive treatment option for nail and digital trauma. Based out of Ronkonkoma, we proudly take care of our patients.
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