3 split toenails
I have 3 toenails that are split vertically all the way down to the nail bed. They are the big toe and the one next to it on my right foot and the toe next to my pinky toe on my left. I have tried growing them out, keeping them short. I showed the podiatrist and he sluffed it off as probably hereditary and to try shoes a size too big even though I don't know wear shoes that are too small to be causing this problem. I have purchased really good sneakers and still the problem. Went to get a pedicure and they said they could see that the nails were pitting in the middle and causing the nails to split, but not why. I see your recommendations for using the oils on the nailbed. Could you please tell me what you think this is and what causes it and whether or not you think the oil will help? Also, it seems that at the end of the day, even though my toes do not hurt, when I remove my shoes if I touch the toes they are tender. I am not sure if this is from the splitting or if this is a cause of the splitting. Thank you for your help.
Last edited by annmhd; 09-27-2006 at 07:23 PM.