Do Toenails Grow Back?

Do Toenails Grow Back?

Do Toenails Grow Back?

Toenails do grow back, but how well toenails grow back depends upon where they were broken. Nail growth occurs in the lunula, the white half-moon shape at the bottom of the nail.

If the lunula is damaged, a toenail still grows back, but nail growth is permanently changed. These changes can include the nail having a bumpy texture or the nail becoming much thicker.

Nail loss can be due to a trauma or a fungal infection, which can cause the nail to become detached from the nail bed. A detached toenail appears white in the area that has separated from the nail bed.