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Many runners are all too familiar with the black toenail. This condition involves bruising, blistering, or bleeding beneath the nail from repetitive trauma, either from the top of the shoe banging against the nail or the toe slamming into the end of the shoe. In severe cases, beneath-the-nail blisters can cause the nail to detach—either partially or fully—from the nail plate. This process can be quite painful if the detachment is only partial, warns Dr. Lori Weisenfeld, NYC sports podiatrist, explaining that once the nail fully separates from the nail plate, it is officially dead and will never re-attach. 
The good news about this: it’s no longer painful. The bad news: it can take a long time for a new nail to grow in—about a year for big toenails and 3 to 6 months for smaller nails. In certain cases, a fresh nail can begin growing underneath an old, dead nail. If there’s additional repetitive trauma, the new nail can become bruised and detached as well. To prevent this, Weisenfeld recommends visiting your podiatrist who can trim down or entirely remove the dead nail, which will allow the new nail room to grow in properly.
 
Source: Jenny McCoy, Runner's World [3/3/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block and PMP News  
 
Dr. John A. Hardy, Owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot And Orthotic Clinics
 
 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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