What causes thick toenails?

Thick nails most often affect those of the feet. Beyond the unsightly appearance, this problem can worsen and cause pain or even other health problems. There are several causes for the appearance of thick toenails. Today, your nail supply specialist Maryton will discuss the most common causes of the appearance of thick toenails.

A fungal infection

Onychomycosis most often develops in the toenails because it needs a warm, moist environment. The solution to avoid onychomycosis is to refrain from walking barefoot in public places and keep your shoes dry.

A nail injury

Thick toenails can appear as a result of sudden or repeated trauma or injury. Mostly it happens to sports people like footballers, runners and dancers.

Yellow nail syndrome

One of the less common causes of thick toenails is yellow nail syndrome. This disease causes the nails to turn yellow and become curved and hard.


Paronychia is a skin condition that causes redness and swelling around the nail. Over time and multiple infections, fingernails and toenails can become thick.


Often as a person ages, toenails begin to thicken. This condition most often affects the nails of the feet but can in some cases affect those of the hands as well.

OK! I am sure you already know the causes of thick toenails, and the next step is to prevent it. Besides, I advise you to invest in a complete pedicure kit to care for your toenails!

Read also: What is the treatment for thick toenails?

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