THICK TOENAILS | ONYCHAUXIC
Thick toenails (onychauxic nails) occur for numerous reasons. Anything from permanent damage due to nail plate trauma, a previous infection, a fungal infection or a systemic condition.
Foot Specialists at the Royal City Foot Clinic have access to specialized instruments and can expertly use filing techniques. By doing this it helps decrease the pressure in the nail and helps it appear to look like a normal nail. In severe cases, surgery may be required of the removal of the nail plate. If an infection is present, the proper prescription will be prescribed to clear the infection.
A neglected, thick toenail can be very troublesome and cause extreme discomfort and pain as the nail rubs on the top of the shoe. This friction can cause additional pain to the nail bed underneath the nail plate. If the nail does not get filed, it can potentially open and an ulcer can form. A thick toenail also increases the risk of infection and further damage to both the nail and toe.