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2 toe nails growing at the same time on one toe. IS there any cure for it ?

I have two toenails growing at the same time on one toe and 3 toe nails growing at the same time on my other toe nail. I ve had this problem for 3 years now. I am a runner, but in all my years of running this just happened 3 years ago. It seems like that would be the reason, but Ive had no major injury that I am aware of. Ive had blisters under my nails but this is different. It seems to take a long time to grow out, now 7 months for the new nail to grow the old nail half way up. As soon as I have a regular toe nail, after waiting a year to grow the old one off, than it starts again, the cuticle has a split in the nail, and usually it takes about a month or two to see it growing out and then the old nail ontop goes yellow. The cycle begins again. I guess there is no cure, or stop running but it isn t causing any pain, it just looks wierd.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The two toe nails that are growing are due to an abnormal growth plate in the toe. This can be surgically removed under a local anaesthesia. Do consult an orthopedician for the same.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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