Onychauxic Nails (Thick Toenails)

This manifests as a nail that is thicker than normal. People find these nails difficult to clip as they are too thick.

It has a variety of causes, circulation, age, diabetes, trauma, tight shoes can lead to thickened toenails.

It often goes hand in hand with other nail conditions like fungal infection, ingrown toenail and involution.

The podiatrist can painlessly skive the nails flat with a burr, then clip and clear the sides.

The nails can appear relatively normal until the thickness grow out again.