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Horizontal Crack In Big Toes

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by EverydayImShufflin, Jul 2, 2012.

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    I few weeks ago I removed my nail polish and noticed that I had a horizontal crack near the base of each of my big toes. Also right underneath each crack is a small pit in what I guess would be the outer corner (side of foot with arch). It's worse on my right foot the pit is deeper and connected to the crack, as if the crack is kind of a roof over part of the pit. I.e. if I were to put a thin wire into the pit I could get the wire underneath where the crack covers the pit. Under the part where the crack and the pit meet ("the roof") there appears to be dried blood. Several weeks have passed and the cracks and pits are growing out towards the end of my toes and the new nail appears to be growing in properly.

    Now my question is could this be from a fungus or from trauma? I'm a bit of a klutz and stub my toes quite a bit. I make sure to keep my nails short but sometimes they get long enough to where I bump the nail. The fact that there seems to be dried blood and the nails are now growing out normally makes me think I just stubbed my toes badly.

    Diagram to help:
  2. AussiePod

    AussiePod New Member


    Horizontal lines accross the nail plate usually represent an interruption to the growth of the nail.

    You may have kicked it, which lifted the nail from the nail matrix. If it is visible, the trauma likely happened a few months ago, as the nail grows from a long way under the skin.

    If there is a crack in the nail that has a hole in it, youshould see a foot specialist. This crack could put you at risk of an infection. Also, sometimes skin neoplasms (tumours or growths) can be the cause of nail problems.

    I'm not saying you have skin cancer, but you should have it checked anyway.
  3. Josh

    Josh Guest

    Hi there
    What had happened?
    I have this exact issue but on both toes
    Your diagram explains it very well but my pit is black inside
    Can anyone help?
    What may be the cause of this?
  4. Sam123123123

    Sam123123123 Guest

    I have this exact problem too, but I have had it for years. As soon as one crack grows out and I cut it off, another pops up at the base. I regularly clean and trim my big toes, since it only affects my big toes. Have you got an additional incite on this problem since 2012?

  5. Selena

    Selena New Member

    I have this too and I’m trying to find answers ):
  6. Met

    Met Guest

    What is this issue? I have it too. Cant find any other information online with it. Getting an appointment at the doctors is like getting blood out of a stone!
  7. Ames

    Ames Guest

    Did you find out what your issue is? I have the same problem.

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