Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
From your answers, it's hard to say just what is causing your nail trouble. Perhaps a cuticle or nail was injured in a way you do not recall, or it could be from overuse. For example, nails can become painful or even drop off after running a long distance, as with someone training for a marathon.
If your symptoms last more than a week or two or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Would you like to learn more about nail problems or are you ready to quit?