Ridges on toenails: How to get rid of them – what do they mean?

“If you’re following the guidelines we as podiatrists tend to repeat, you’re already checking your feet regularly for any signs of changes, like discoloured spots or tenderness or sores,” it said.

“So, what if you’re looking over your feet one day and notice a large dent across your toenail?

“Beau’s lines can occur on both your toenails and fingernails. A Beau’s line, as described above, is a groove that runs across your nail; a person may have one or several on a nail.

“In cases where you can tie it back to a trauma, it usually doesn’t need medical attention. If it’s painful or if the skin underneath is dark, book an appointment.”


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