Slow Growing Toenails

by Denise

My toenails are really slow growing, I put stuff on them daily and still nothing happens!


Toenails are notorious for being slow growing. They take between 12-18 months to grow from the very base to the tip. So when you see adverts that say "will cure your nail fungus in 7 days" they are not really telling the truth.

For you to see any sort of difference in treatment you need to wait and see a demarcation in your nail- this is where bad nail meets good and then you can tell if something is growing out.

Sometimes, trauma to the nail bed can cause slow growing nails, also a reduced blood supply to the nail bed is also a common cause- so older people in general have really slow growing nails (but they may have conditions or meds which increase nail growth as a side effect).

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Hi. I'm Dominic. I treat patients every day at a local clinic. I am a trained Chiropodist and I care about prevention. I designed the website to help readers understand treat and even prevent issues from happening to their feet.