#1
Hey UG! As the title says, the fingernail on my middle finger is pulling off of the skin it's attached to because of the aggressive bending I do on the strings. I was wondering if any of you guys had a way to stop this from happening or any fixes for it. I was thinking I could just use super-glue... would that do it? I don't really want thinner strings because my fingers are strong enough to do bends and stuff and I prefer the gauge I use now, which is .010-.052 skinny top heavy bottoms.
#2
if its the fingernail pulling the skin clip your nails im not sure what to tell you if its the string work on gettin thicker callouses i suppose
#5
On a more serious note: don't push down so hard so that you cause friction between fingertip and fingerboard while you bend - ensuring you have high profile frets will help.
other than that it's a medical. problem
#6
Placing super-glue somewhere it might get under your skin is probably a bad idea, at worst you'll be poisoned, at best you'll have blood with twice the adhesive strength of normal people. Thus Super-Glue Boy was born, once he bleeds on you, there is no escape.

Seriously, go visit a Doctor.
#7
I had this before as well. Just take some time to let it heal and then try again. It's a similar story to body-building, damage your muscles through heavy weights and they will repair themselves, adapting to the added stress. If you are consontantly doing huge bends your fingers will also adapt.

I was learning a Zakk Wylde solo last month which had a 5 fret bend in it. My middle finger nail started to separate a little. Took a week off from the bending, came back to it and now I can play it like a champ. Miraculous thing the human body!
#8
This has happened to my sister. It eventually fell off and just grew back. No big deal (I'm hoping)