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Black toenails or “runners’ toes,” frequently plague distance runners. A common culprit? Not keeping your toenails closely clipped, says Dr. Roy DeFrancis. If the end of the toenail jams into the shoe, the base of the nail wiggles enough to cause bleeding just below the surface. Shoes that are too tight can also cause the problem; try a half size larger or a higher toebox.

 
Dr. Roy DeFrancis

The discoloration can also be a warning that you’re running too many down hills, so keep your runs confined to flats. The black part will grow out or fall off in a few months, but if you’re in pain, a doctor can relieve the swelling by making a small hole in the nail plate.

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

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