Stabbing pain in my left big toe?

I have this really bad habit of cutting my toe nails too short and now I have this horrible pain in the corner of my toe where the nail meets the skin on my big toe. I do ballet and I can't put on my shoes because it squeezes my feet and it hurts my toe so badly. It feels like there is a knife

in my toe and when anything touches it

starts stabbing. could my short toe nails have caused this or something else and how can I fix it?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
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    Sounds like you have a problem with an ingrown toenail, an infection or a ripped cuticle. Since you rely on this so much and ballet already puts tremendous strain on your toe, you really should go to the doctor--be sure to explain about the ballet situation as well.

  • 3 years ago

    Uh-Oh...Ingrown toenail time....Better see a podiatrist....

  • 3 years ago

    could be ingrown toe nail

  • 3 years ago

    You just answered your own question

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  • 3 years ago

    Don't cut your nails so short in the future. And ballet is hell on your toes. Buy a bottle of NewSkin and put a half dozen layers on the spot where it hurts. A tiny spot.

  • 3 years ago

    Yes, you probably cut too low. There’s no immediate way to fix it, but you can learn from this mistake, and file your nails instead of cutting them. It takes more time, but your nails come out smooth instead of sharp, and you have more control over the length.

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