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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

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Can I prevent getting thick toenails?

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Preventing thickened toenails is the best method for treatment!  If you begin noticing changes in the color or thickness of the nails, you should see a podiatrist soon to start treatment as soon as possible.  Of course if a nail is thick due to trauma, the key in prevention is to avoid injuries to the toes and toenail beds.  Wearing protective shoes when working outside or with heavy objects helps to avoid damage to the nail beds.  Also, let’s say your 2nd toe is the longest toe on your foot, be sure you purchase shoes that allow that toe enough room to prevent repetitive bumping of the end of the toenail, as this causes damage to the nail bed over time.

Call our office today if your thick toenails are bothering you!