Thick, Discoloured, Hard Nails

Thickening, discolouration and hardness are often signs of diseased or damaged toe nails (onychauxis). The body inherently changes the toe nail in an effort to prevent injury due to:

  • aging or circulatory problems (nails grow more slowly and become more susceptible to disease)
  • large and acute trauma (ie. from a falling, heavy object)
  • small and repetitive trauma (ie. from tight fitting shoes or sports participation)
  • changes in the underlying bone which cause deforming forces on the toe nail plate

Thick, discoloured and hard toe nails are common complaints at Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre's Brantford and Hamilton offices. Our chiropodist/foot care specialist offer various treatment options for these issues:

  • filing or drilling to reduce the affected nails thickness, and lessen the hardness and discoloration
  • toe nail removal

To learn more about how the chiropodist/foot care specialist at Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre can offer you relief from the pain and discomfort associated with your thick, discoloured and hard toe nails, please contact our Brantford or Hamilton locations.