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Claw nails (onychogryphosis) - therapy at a podiatrist

What is that?

Onychogryphosis is a nail disorder characterized by elongation and thickening of the nail plate in one direction, resembling the shape of a claw. The nail can be brittle, brittle and distorted. It has a changed, dull color and may separate from the placenta (onycholysis). This makes it difficult to care for and can lead to infection.

What are the causes of the problem?

This can be caused by many factors, including:

- age-related diseases,

- diabetes,

- injuries,

- circulatory disorders,

- foot deformities,

- nail and skin diseases,

- wearing inappropriate footwear,

- lack of proper nail care.

How to deal with it?

In the treatment of onychogryphosis, it is important to properly diagnose and determine the cause of the disease. It is best to visit a podiatrist who will take care of the therapy.

A thorough interview will be conducted during the procedure. The podiatrist will determine individual therapy, tailored to the cause of the disease. The specialist will properly prepare the nails and use appropriately selected preparations. He will also recommend home care.


If you have noticed changes in your nails, such as onychogryphosis, it is worth going to a specialist. A visit to a podiatrist can help in determining the cause of the disease and in choosing the right therapy that will improve the appearance and condition of the nails and avoid complications and infections.

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