Causes of injuries run the gamut from a dropped object, pinched or stubbed to punctures and cuts. The most common ones are:
This is typically when the finger is slammed by a hammer. The finger turns into a throbbing black and blue. This is because the blood is trapped under the nail. A hematoma isn’t much of a concern if it’s small, but if it covers about half of your nail area, it needs to be drained by a doctor.
Nail bed avulsion
This is when the nail is partially or entirely removed due to an accident. It can be painful and is usually accompanied by swelling and bleeding. Cases like this require immediate medical attention, where the doctor will assess and apply the appropriate treatment.
Nail bed laceration
A laceration is a serious cut which happens when objects like a saw, scissors and others are dropped on the nails. Treatment to be applied depends on the type and extent of the injury, which may include using glue or stitching the area.