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Chiropodist & Podiatrist

My Foot Doctor  

Thick Nails

What are thick nails? 

 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.


What causes thick nails?

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
  • Aging
  • Poor circulation

What should I do if I have thick nails?

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.

At My Foot Doctor we recognise that every patient is unique and deserves a treatment tailored to their individual needs.

Chiropodists and podistrist can help diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of foot and lower limb problems, Our chiropodist and podiatrist is qualified to BSc Podiatric Degree standards with over 9 years experience, as well as dealing with minor foot treatments, such as corns, hard skin (callus), ingrown toenails, bunions, verruca, athletes foot, fungal nail infections, infected toenails, skin problems, we can also deliver fast and effective podiatric treatments such as surgery under local anaesthetic to deal with ingrown toenails or infected toenails (ingrown toenail surgery available.) Our podiatrist can also deal with a wide variety of foot problems, such morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis, metatarsaligia, neuropathy, over pronation, gait analysis, insoles and orthotic prescriptions, children's foot problems, sports injuries, arthritis, diabetic footcare, elderly foot care and gait changes, plus a whole lot more. At my foot doctor our chiropodist and Podiatrist offers the latest treatments to deal aesthetic problems of nails  Toenail Brace innovative injection therapy techniques such as steroid injection, Ostenil injections, PRP injections, , Five minute fungal nail test, Toenail Reconstruction, Low level laser therapy LLLT, Medical Pedicure. we also offer some of the most up to date treatments in the UK, such as Low level laser therapy, neuropathy diagnosis test, which has been proven to treat a wide spectrum of painful foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis , gout, arthritis, heel pain, achilles tendonitis, knee and ankle pain.