Pincer Nails

Pincer nails (also known as "Omega nails," and "Trumpet nails) are a toenail disorder in which the lateral edges of the nail slowly approach one another, compressing the nailbed and underlying dermis. It occurs less often in the fingernails and, surprisingly, there usually are no symptoms.

 

Pincer nails can be caused by simple bone spurs on top of toes like the x ray shown below.

 

Hereditary pincer nails have been described although the genes or mutations causing the hereditary form seem to be unknown. Tyler Foot Doctors here at East Texas Foot and Ankle Centers successfully treat the pain of pincers nails. Call today at 903-939-3668 (FOOT)