Thick-discolored-toenailsThick Discoloured Toenails

Thickened, discoloured toenails typically develop when the growth plate of the nail has been damaged from either fungus or trauma. The most common form of trauma occurs when the growth plate at the base of the nail is repeatedly damaged. This can occur from constrictive footwear, such as from shoes or boots or sometimes from the protective steel cap found in safety shoes. In other instances the damage may be from a single, but traumatic event to the base of the toe, such as from a falling object. No matter what the cause is, the damage is usually permanent and therefore only palliative care can be provided.

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