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Masserman was chagrined when he was congratulated for his “clinical and analytic perspicacity” for illuminating “the etiology and possible therapy of that hitherto unexplored psychosomatic disorder—onychocryptosis, or ingrown toenail.”
The medical term for this painful condition is onychocryptosis.
Mild onychocryptosis, particularly in the absence of infection, can be treated by trimming and rounding the nail.