Nail dystrophy is thickening of the nail. This can be caused by the toenail continuously hitting the inside of shoe gear or direct trauma from something falling on the nail. Some systemic disease like psoriasis and diabetes mellitus can also cause toenail changes.

These toenail conditions usually do not cause pain, but can cause discomfort if the toenails get to thick or begin to grow into the nail folds causing an ingrown toenail. Before we can adequately treat your thickened discolored toenails, we must first have an accurate diagnosis. This may require sending a sample of your toenail to a lab for further evaluation.


  • Repeated micro trauma
  • Direct trauma
  • Diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen planus

Signs & Symptoms

  • Thickened toenails
  • Yellow or brown discoloration
  • Mishaped toenails
  • Discomfort from rubbing in shoe gear

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