CHIROPODIST TALKS ABOUT HOW YOUR TOENAILS GROW
posted: Jan 05, 2014.
Compared with fingernails, toenails grow much more slowly — about 1 mm per month, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, whereas fingernails grow an average of 0.1 mm a day. It takes at least five to six months to grow an entirely new toenail. How long can toenails grow? The current record holder for the longest toenails is Louise Hollis of Compton, Calif., who set the record back in 1991. Hollis boasts 6-inch-long nails on each toe, and according to Guinness World Records, she's been growing her toenails since 1982. Understandably, she wears only open-toed shoes.
Your toenails also hold all kinds of clues to your overall health, including whether you're anemic (spoon-shaped indentations) or have poor blood circulation (hairless toes) or psoriasis (pits in the nail surface).