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Ridged Nails

What are Ridged Nails?

Ridges running either the length or width of the nail plate can have a number of common causes, including:

  • Age-related changes

  • Trauma to the nail matrix

  • Overzealous attention to the cuticles

  • Fever or illness

  • Poor circulation

  • Arthritis (Rheumatoid)

  • Eczema

Signs and Symptoms include:

Along with either horizontal or vertical ridges, the nails themselves may also:

  • Become thicker or thinner

  • Lose their smooth shape

  • Begin to split

  • Fissure

  • Break easily

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