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Toenail Problems & Conditions

Our toenails should be properly groomed and maintained to prevent any problems from developing. However, even if you practice good hygiene, our toenails are still susceptible to problems such as discoloration. This section will teach you more about the toenails, and the problems and conditions that can develop.

To get started, click on the title of the article below that you are most interested in. Feel free to spend time browsing this section to learn more about the toenails, or browse additional sections to learn more about problems and conditions that can affect the feet.

Problems & Conditions of the Toenail:

  • Toenail Psoriasis (Psoriatic Nail Disease)

    The skin disease known as psoriasis affects an estimated 10 million Americans—about 4 percent of the population. About half of these affected people have psoriasis symptoms in their nails, and 1–5 percent experience symptoms only in their nails. Toenail (or fingernail) psoriasis—also known as psoriatic nail disease—is not merely a cosmetic condition. It can interfere […]

  • Toenail Tumor

    When most people hear the word tumor, they think cancer. But not all tumors are cancerous; the medical definition of a tumor is merely “an abnormal growth of tissue.“ Tumors, also known as neoplasms, are classified as either benign or malignant (i.e., cancerous), and there are several distinct types of tumors that can affect the […]

  • Onychogryphosis (Ram’s Horn Nails)

    Onychogryphosis, also known as “ram’s horn nails,” is a condition in which the toenails become thickened and the curve of the nails becomes more severe, making them difficult to cut and causing them to grow into a long, curved shape resembling a ram’s horn. The difficulty of trimming the nail is often exacerbated by neglect—one […]

  • Brittle Toenails (Onychorrhexis)

    If you suffer from brittle toenails, you’re not alone. The medical experts at Foot Vitals explain the causes, symptoms & treatment of brittle toenails.

  • Yellow Toenails

    Yellow toenails usually indicate a serious problem is lurking. Learn more about treating yellow toenails and what causes them.

  • Toenail Fungus

    Toenail fungus seems to affect adults more than children. Learn why and more such as the symptoms, causes and treatment options available

  • Toenail Falling Off? Causes and Treatments

    Toenails usually fall off one of two ways: after a fungal infection has killed the nail or after an injury to the nail has occurred. Learn more about the treatment options and when to seek medical attention.

  • Thick Toenails: Causes & Treatments

    Thick toenails is usually a sign of age, injury or infection. Learn more about treating this bothersome, but not harmful problem.

  • Ingrown Toenail

    Ingrown toenails grow inward. Learn why you should consider seeing a foot specialist before attempting to fix the problem on your own

  • Black Toenail

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