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Thick nails treatment

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Thick toenails are nails that have become thickened due to factors such as injury or disease.

What are thick nails?

Thick toenails is a common complaint in podiatry in which thickening of the nail plate causes problems such as pain and discomfort, embarrassment, issues with finding proper fitting footwear and in some cases ulceration under the nail plate.

What causes thick nails?

A nail can become thickened for many different reasons including;

  • Following injury i.e. dropping something heavy on the toe or 'stubbing' it against something
  • Fungal nail infection
  • Inappropriate or poorly fitting footwear
  • Due to certain medical conditions
  • Poor circulation
  • Due to aging

How are thick nails treated?

Thickened nails can cause pain and discomfort and are extremely difficult to self-treat. A podiatrist will carry out an assessment of a patient to determine the cause of the thickening and is then able to carefully and safely trim or file the nail down using nippers or a nail drill.

Further treatment options include;

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