6 Apr

How to treat very long toenails (Onychogryphosis)?

If you have very long toe nails and it is not fungal nails (onychomycosis) then it is almost always a condition called onychogryphosis or mechanically induced nail trauma. The stem cells that grow the nail are permanently damaged and you have a very thick and difficult to trim nail- but it is usually a normal color. This is especially common on the first and the fifth toenails.

Nails

This link provides information how to care and prevent problems associated with long toenail.

I hope that particularly older runners will get ideas how to prevent and treat long toenails.

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