A condition in which the nail bed, the tissue under the nail, is damaged. The nail bed is responsible for nail growth and it protects the nail rosette and nail bed from damage. When the nail bed is damaged, it can lead to pain, bleeding, swelling, and a change in the shape or color of the nail.
There are several causes for nail bed injuries, including trauma, infection, chemical exposure, and skin disease. It is important to treat and prevent the injury to reduce complications and protect the nail.
Nail bed injury treatment includes taking care of the damaged area and wearing comfortable shoes to avoid extra pressure. In some cases, surgery may be needed to repair the nail bed.