Trauma to the nail matrix results in the excess production of nail cells so that nail becomes progressively thicker as it grows along the nail bed. 

It is natural for toenails to get thicker with age, but other factors, including fungal infections of the nails, poor peripheral circulation, auto-immune conditions, or repeated mechanical stresses, such as from shallow shoes or pressure from footwear on long and neglected nails can also cause thick toenails. 

The excessive growth makes nail cutting difficult and this is often neglected, with the result that subsequent shoe pressure may cause pain and discomfort. 

Our podiatrists can provide the best treatment using specialised nail clippers and Podiatric drills that are both sharp and sterilized, to cut nails and thin down thickness of the nails as required.