Your toenails should be a thing of beauty, but so often people think their thickened, yellow toenails are the norm - they are not! Yellow, brittle and over thick toenails are caused by a nail fungus, and it is estimated that up to 20% of Canada's adult population has this condition. If left untreated, they can result in deterioration of your nails and damage to the nail bed itself.

Onychauxis or thickened nails

Onychauxisis is when your nails become unusually thickened, a process known as hypertrophy of the nail plate. This is often caused by ill-fitting footwear and/or insufficient room in the toe of your shoes or boots. Our chiropodists can simply reduce the thickness using a special drill similar to a dentist’s drill, which is pain-free, involves no drugs and chemicals and produces excellent results from just one visit.

Onychomycosis or fungal nail infections

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of your toenails, often seen alongside athlete's foot. Most infections are minor but more severe cases can cause the nail to turn yellow and sometimes detach from the nail bed.

Visit one of our foot care clinics and we'll advise the best course of treatment to turn those ugly toenails back into healthy nails you are happy to show off in sandals again! You'll find our footcare and orthotics clinics in Stratford, London and Ingersoll, Ontario.

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