The treatment of the Onychogryphosis can reduce the thickness by cutting and filing the nail or by means of surgical procedures removing the nail under the aid of local analgesia, although the nail germinal matrix has to be destroyed, otherwise the damaged cells will regenerate to continue producing a thick new toenail if the nail is just removed but the nail root is left intact, leading to small spikes of growing nail popping out across the surface of the old nail area.
Discomfort can result when footwear or even bed sheets press on thickened nails, because the surface beneath the nails (the nail plate) is also thickened and tender. Therefore, whatever presses on the nail indirectly presses on the nail plate. Nails can become so long and deformed that they impair walking. Long curved nails can also penetrate adjacent toes, resulting in pain and infection of the skin.
Common treatment for Onychogryphosis are:
* Apply a moisturizer on nails each time when you wash your hands or feet.
* The nails should be kept trimmed.
* Avoid tight fitting foot wear.
* Avoid nail polish.
Onychogryphosis is thickening of a toenail to the point where the nail curves, giving it a clawlike appearance. The preventive measures for onychogryphosis are – avoid tight fitting foot wear, avoid nail polish, nails should be kept trimmed. Long curved nails can also penetrate adjacent toes, resulting in pain and infection of the skin.
* Damage to the cells that grow the nail.
* Poor blood supply.
* Inadequate intake of nutrients.
* The nail of the great toe becomes greatly thickened and distorted.
* Pain and infection of the skin.