If you’ve noticed your toenails starting to change over time and thicken, put more pressure on the surrounding skin or rub against the top of the shoe, then it sounds like you could have Onychauxis. Your nail may also be getting thick and crumbly, or perhaps develop a yellow tinge. It can be unpleasant and make it difficult for you to find comfortable footwear.
After identifying the cause, treatment (where possible) may be as straightforward as treating your fungal or bacterial nail infection, or may be more difficult where the changes are permanent. If the changes are permanent, you still have plenty of options to reduce the nail thickness as much as possible to a relatively normal thickness. This may involve using a nail burr to reduce thickness. Because each case is different, we’ll advise you on the best course of action tailored to your feet to give you the best clinical outcomes.