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Have numbness in toes, nerve damage in knees, toenail detaching from nail bed. What is wrong?

When doing my pedicure, I noticed my middle toe nail on my right foot is separating from the nail bed. I am very clean and keep my nails in good shape. I do keep them polished and nicely trimmed. I am not diabetic, but I have been through some nerve conduction tests as of late due to mild numbness in my toes and outside arch. One result was (which I am not confident in) nerve damage in my knee. Any ideas as to why my toenail may be detaching from my nail bed?? It does appear to be a bit thicker than my other nails but it is not discolored as in a fungus.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
If there is numbness then we have to rule out Hansen disease. Please visit a dermatologist immediately.
Thickening of your toe nail is paronychia, and fungal infection is one of the cause for this condition. KOH preparation study of Nail clipping for fungus might help. Please visit a dermatologist who will examine your feet thoroughly and guide you accordingly
Dr amit
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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