Thickened toe nails and other nail abnormalities can tell you a lot about your health. They’re often a sign of a fungal nail infection or injury, but can sometimes indicate a more serious underlying disease.
A common cause of thickened toe nails is a fungal nail infection. This can also cause them to discolour and become crumbly.
Other possible causes of thickened or overgrown nails are:
- a single trauma can cause permanent damage to the nail bed, resulting in a thick or distorted nail
- psoriasis, a long-term condition that tends to also cause red, flaky patches of skin
- long-term pressure from shoes that are either too small or too narrow over the toes
- reactive arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints, muscles and other parts of the body following an infection
Severely overgrown horn-like nails
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