Thickened toenails can cause problems with footwear fitting correctly, are difficult to cut and are often viewed as unsightly. If a toenail is very thick and is left untreated, the pressure placed on the nail bed can lead to an ulcer forming under the nail plate.
Thickened toenails have a number of causes, the most common being fungal infections and trauma, for example dropping something heavy onto the toe or 'stubbing' it. Thickened toenails may also be caused by:
- Ill- fitting and tight footwear
- Some medical conditions
- Poor circulation
If you are suffering with thickened toenails and you would like them treated our podiatrists can advise on this and make your nails more comfortable and more aesthetically pleasing. Depending on what you want to achieve treatment for thickened toenails may include:
For more information about the services that are available or to book an assessment please call: 01698 860070 or text or call our podiatrist mobile number: 07985 687 770 or you can book online by clicking the button below.