Thickened Toenails/ Overgrown Nails
Thickened toenails can cause extra pressure on the toes while wearing shoes, causing pain and increased risk of infection. Thick toenails are difficult to care for with regular nail trimmers and nail scissors.
Some times due to inability to reach or see their feet some people have severely overgrown nails, causing discomfort when wearing shoes.
As thickened nails are difficult to cut, people with diabetes, poor circulation, or reduced sensation, or those taking blood thinners should have their feet cared for by a foot care professional, to decrease risk of injury.