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Horizontal Toenail Ridges
My toenails have horizontal ridges on them. Seem broken in the middle. Been like this for more than 10 years. Now a curved white line too.
Have them seen.: Nail problems of a long duration are very difficult to treat or even recommend treatment without actually examining them. It is without doubt, best to have them examined by someone who specializes in the treatment of nail diseases. ...Read more
What cause horizontal ridges in toenails? I have horizontal ridges that sometimes look like another layer on both big toenails. My toenails are dry
There are many causes of horizontal ridges on nails, including trauma, malnutrition, infections, kidney or liver disease and arsenic poisoning but the fact that is it only on your big toenails makes it unlikely it is serious.
See http://www. Md-health. Com/Fingernail-Ridges. Html and check in with your doctor if it spreads to other nails or you other symptoms suggesting some of those conditions. ...Read more
24 year old male. Horizontal ridging in toenails. Nail feels a bit rough. Mainly in big toe and toe next to big toe. Fingernails not affected. Normal?
A record of health..: Horizontal ridges, as opposed to vertical ridges, could represent a significant change in your over all health. They form for many reasons and can have several different looks. Anything that affects the nail root and its production of normal nail may be responsible. This could include trauma, diet, fever, medications and some systemic disorders. To remove all doubt, consult a specialist. ...Read more
Usually a sign of: An injury, often a minor injury that you may not even recall. Transverse lines usally are similar to rings on a tree--you can identify approximately about when the injury occurred by how much the nail has grown. ...Read more
My daughter has a slight horizontal ridge on one toenail and it doesn't hurt nothing happened to the area what could it be?
Time lines: The young adult toenail grows out at about 1-2 mm/month. If you measure from the nail bed (near cuticle) out to the line, it will give you a timeline for when something disturbed the regular growth of the nail. It has no more significance than that. ...Read more
Back in the Fall I experienced intense gastro pain and at that time I started getting horizontal ridges in my left big toenail. What can cause this?
Horizontal ridges on both big toenails. Nail peeling. Doc doesn't think it's fungus because no discolor. No injury. Ideas?
Dryness or other: Could be just drying or iron deficiency or other pathologies. If it is or isn't fungus, your doctor can get a culture/specium to confirm whether it is or not. Try to see aobut your diet as well as lack of certain vitamins and minerals can be seen first in toenails/fingernails and or hair. Good luck. ...Read more
Horizontal ridges in (thumb) nails and toenails, big toenails mostly, following stressful event. I have osteoarthritis. Should I be concerned?
Typically I do not put links form wikipedia here but the article is good
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Beau's_lines ...Read more
My toe nails have horizontal ridges. Its like my nails have been broken into two parts and then they are pasted back together on my skin. What is it??
Previous Illness: Were you very ill previously? This usually happens when on becomes severely ill and when recovery starts it is manifested in the nails. ...Read more
My doc thinks I have sympathetic reflex dystrophy. Would this explain the horizontal ridges on my big toe and foot becoming cold with elevation?
RSD/ ridges: RSD affects the nerve function. Esp autonomic nerves that control temperature regulation and sweating and swelling. The lines or ridges can be from the swelling increasing or decreasing. See a neurologist or a physical therapist. Aggressive physical therapy to stop the nerve irritation helps. There are also topical and oral meds that can help ...Read more
What doctor do I see for horizontal ridges exclusive to big toe on my left foot? Visited PCP, vascular surgeon, podiatrist and none seem to care.
Dermatologist?: Nail condition are commonly seen by Dermatologists. ...Read more
Have thick ridge of skin under toenails, makes it hard to trim them short enough. Painful if try to remove.
See a podiatrist: You need to have them examined and see what can be done. ...Read more
I have had this awful chronic (well, many years) horizontal ridging on my second toenails. The cuticle is misshapen also. Causes/cures?
Probably trauma: Repetitive trauma against the second toe from shoegear can cause this. Most times this toe is longer than the two toes in both sides and it will rub or bang against the shoe more than the others causing nail and skin thickening. It could also be dry skin or even heredity. ...Read more
Ridges on fingernails indicate what? I have vertical ridges on my fingernails and horizonal ridges on my big toenail
Ridges on nails: The vertical ridges may be normal for you or a metabolic problem. The horizontal ridges are usually called "trauma lines" on the toenails and indicate changes in your nail growth pattern at the root level. ...Read more
I have a one beau line indent horizontal on my one thumb. And looks like ripples on my big toenails. The say this could be a sign of a serious illness
Could be: But also may not be....so see a dr and find out if you are worrying needlessly ...Read more
I have a black mark on the lower right corner of my pinky toenail on my right foot. It's very small and looks to be horizontal in lgth. What could be?
The Black Toe: Subunguinal hematomas (blood under the nail) are caused by shoe friction. Usually the shoe is a little short or the toe box toe shallow. Tumors in toes can happen but very, very rarely. The nail will eventually grow out as normal but in an extensive hemorrhage under the entire nail, the nail will shed. Ignore it. ...Read more
I've noticed my big toenails have stopped growing and one has turned yellow and has a thick ridge. What is this and what do I do? I play sports a lot
Nail fungus: Unless you had a trauma to this particular nail, this is probably onychmycosis, or nail fungus. Trauma can look similar. There are now both good topical and oral antifungals to clear this up. See your local foot specialist to see what's best for you ...Read more
Horizontal dark spot across second toenail, appeared rather suddenly and no pain. Could it just be a hematoma or a subungual melanoma?
This morning, I woke up a few times with a very sharp stabbing pain near the tip of my left big toe. The pain came and went suddenly. The toenail has ridges, brown/yellow coloring in mid-upper right part and has slight swelling. What should I do?
Ingrown Nail: Sounds like you may have an infected ingrown nail. Soak in warm water and epsom salt or bedatine solution and see a podiatrist in the area. ...Read more
Injury: They are caused by injury to the cuticle & grow out in a year. ...Read more
I feel a horizontal throb in the area of my inferior extensor retinaculum of the foot. What may be causing this? There was no injury to the site.
LigamentsDon't Throb: Inferior extensor retinaculum is an anatomic label for ligaments, clear in anatomic illustrations, not so much in reality. By definition ligaments attach bones to bones. Throbbing would likely be associated with either pulse (esp. If in sync.) or muscle contractions. All muscle (& associated tendon) movements are controlled by brain, via spinal cord motor neurons. Use this info to sort out clues. ...Read more
Single, clear ridge on big toe nail. Showed up overnight. None of the other toes have it. Extends from bottom of nail to top. Could it be from injury?
It is: Possible it occured from injury, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
My foot hurts on the top part when I flex or point it. More specifically it hurts underneath my toes horizontally. It hurts a lot during/after ballet.
Foot pain: There is nothing good or natural about ballet, nor is ballet in any way good for your feet. You are putting excessive pressure in an abnormal way (biomechanically specaking) and stressing the bones, nerves, tendons and joints in your feet and ankles. If this problem persists, you should see a specialist to make an appropriate diagnosis and treat you accordingly for your condition. ...Read more
Toe nail broke all the way across and grew a new one over the old one that was lifted from the skin. Happened on both big toes and nails had ridges?
Trauma: The toenail probably broke because you traumatized it. This can occur from a direct blow or from microtrauma from playing some sport. The ridges on the nail are an indication that you may be chronically traumatizing your toenail. The new nail will grow out but may be slightly deformed. You should probably let the podiatrist take a look. ...Read more
There r some small dips/uneven horizontal parts of my big toe nail. &slight pain/discomfort when pressed. All other nails feel normal. Is this serious?
BIG TOENAIL STRIPES:
IS IT ONLY ON ONE GREAT TOENAIL?
IF ITS ONLY ON THE GREAT TOENAIL IT IS PROBABLY A RESULT OF TRAUMA.
NEW SHOES, PERHAPS?
YOU SHOE MAY BE TOO TIGHT.
CHECK WITH A PODIATRIST.. . ...Read more
There are some small uneven horizontal parts of my big toe nail. AND slight pain/discomfort when pressed. All other nails feel normal. Is this serious?
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