There is no way to change the way the nail grows. The root of the nail dictates how it will grow and this unfortunately seems to be the way it is. If it is painful, then it can be removed by a podiatrist permanently. If it is simply removed without killing the root, it will grow back the same way. This is the same thing that happens with hair when it is cut or shaved. Nail and hair are both a protein called keratin.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on April 24, 2005 at 20:24:03:
In Reply to: cleft toenail
posted by st on April 24, 2005 at 13:59:58:
For treatment of plantar's fasciitis, hyperkeratois, fat pad artophy, metatarsalgia, diabetic foot, heel spurs, foot odor, Mortons neuroma, Calcaneal Apophysitis, Achilles Tendonitis and more.