Is this normal? Avoid activities that could cause you to injure the nail bed or emergent new nail until the new nail has fully grown in. Fungal infections occur in toenails more often than in fingernails. Ingrown toe nails can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort, especially when you're wearing shoes. I have not tried them since though. When healed you could occasionally do the press on nails. Rosemo 02/10/2010. The separated part of the nail becomes opaque with a white, yellow or green tinge. I would say to let your nails breathe from the press on nails until the fungus is gone. The fingernails are also prone to a host of conditions that may be the cause of fingertip pain. I tried the press on nails about 5 years ago and I like the look too. Symptom: Brittle nails. The nail bed is very sensitive and is usually protected by the hard fingernails. In addition it can be injured while clipping or manicuring the nails. Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a condition that occurs when a microscopic fungus enters either a fingernail or toenail. 5. Toenail pain is normally a symptom which can occur during the latter stages of a toenail fungus infection. 2. Sometimes detached nails are associated with injury or infection. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to alleviate ingrown toe nail pain so you can be more comfortable while you wait for your toe to heal. An ingrown toe nail occurs when your toe nail starts to grow down into the skin around it. Have to say, this is a new one on me, and judging by the amount of people who joined in the conversation following Tina's Q on Twitter and then based on my subsequent searches, it seems you're not alone. This common problem can happen because of an issue with your diet or the chemicals your hands are exposed to. Previous Next 6 of 7 Nail separation. However, it can become injured for a number of reasons as discussed above. The nail thickness causes pain when it strikes the shoe during activity. In a small number of cases, a dark pigment streak in your nail bed could be a sign of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. This fungus infection actually begins with nail discoloration – they can become white, darker, or yellowish. Fungus is a small organism that also causes athlete's foot. Tina Tweeted, @beautie why do my nails always hurt/feel uncomfortable after I remove nail polish? Other causes of nail pain can include nail fungus infection, which may cause the nails to become thickened, loosened, discolored, and crumbly. Having a nail removed or come off and exposing the nail bed is painful, so over-the-counter or prescription pain medicine may help you manage the pain through the initial healing period. 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