Nail Problems

Discover how we can assist you in alleviating toenail problems.

Nail issues are common occurrences, especially concerning toenails, which are prone to injuries from accidental bumps or minor infections. Despite the discomfort often associated with toenail problems, most issues can be effectively treated.

In some cases, simple over-the-counter or home remedies suffice, while others may require attention from a podiatrist.

Toenails may discolor due to injuries, presenting as white marks or turning black from accumulated blood. However, non-injury-related discoloration in shades of purple, brown, or black could indicate foot melanoma, requiring prompt medical attention.

Changes in Shape and Texture:
Age-related changes can cause toenails to become rigid or alter in shape or texture, often due to poor circulation. A podiatrist can assess circulation-related issues and recommend suitable treatments.

Nail Bed Separation:
When a toenail separates from the nail bed, it cannot be reattached. Partial separation may require professional assessment to determine if further nail removal is necessary, as self-removal may lead to infection.

Ingrown Toenails:
Caused by tight shoes, genetics, or improper trimming, ingrown toenails occur when the nail grows into the adjacent skin. Without treatment, they may become infected, necessitating professional intervention.

Fungal Infections:
Warm, moist environments contribute to fungal infections, commonly affecting toenails. Patients with conditions like diabetes or weakened immune systems are at higher risk. Treatment involves oral antifungal medications and topical creams.

Toenail Trauma:
Toenails can suffer chronic or acute trauma, leading to thickening or bruising. Trauma may also contribute to infections, requiring treatment based on severity.

If you're experiencing toenail issues causing embarrassment or concern, our podiatrists can conduct a thorough examination and recommend appropriate treatment to address the problem effectively.