Have you ever noticed that one or many of your toenails seem different? Have you noticed thickening of the nail, detachment from the nail plate, pitting or riding in the nail(s), maybe discolouration?
Changes in nails appearance can be due to many factors such as:
- Locals nail changes such as acute or chronic trauma that might result nail loss, thickening or discolouration of the nails, or deformed growth
- Infections such as fungal infections can alter the nails, leaving the nail thickened, discoloured, crumbly.
- Several skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema can cause the nails to pit, become brittle or discoloured.
Depending on the issue affection your nails some treatments might be possible. Chiropodists have a good understanding of factors and conditions that can affect the toenails. Through an assessment and history taking they will able to deduce what is causing the changes in your nail appearance.