no brittleness, no inflammation - yet. They are just "curling" down, and it hurts.
This is a recent happening, they have never been this way before.
As to getting thick on the ends, my big toe nails have always been "strong", and I don't think they are any thicker. It is just the curling down that is causing pain.
They are not growing out, like ingrown toenails, but just curling down.
I noticed discomfort a week or so ago, and went to trim them (I thought that perhaps they had gotten too long), and was shocked at the sight of them. They used to be flat, and now they look like an upside down smile. Odd, for me.
The right one is worse than the left, but both are doing it.
soft leather (not synthetic) closed toed flat shoes - square on end.
I haven't worn heels for many years. One of the advantages of being older.
I don't feel that I have to wear uncomfortable shoes!
At home, I tend to wear slippers or houseshoes, or go barefooted.
I am not on my feet much at work. I work at a computer, and sit down most of the day.
I have a bad knee, so walking is not one of the fun things for me to do.