The toenails protect the toe's tissues. Toenail disorders include bacterial and fungal infections, ingrown nails, tumors and warts. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can signal various lung, heart, kidney and liver diseases, as well as diabetes and anemia. White spots and vertical ridges are harmless.
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Find the podiatric care you need for foot and ankle injuries, bunions, plantar fasciitis and more from the orthopedic specialists at Tufts Medical Center.