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For seasoned runners, being prepared from head to toe is key to their success, so when they lose their toenails due to a common ailment known as runner’s toe, it can be an impediment to their routine. According to a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine, there are some prevention methods that runners can take to help avoid toenail loss. “You don’t need to be a marathon runner to have this problem,” said Dr. Ronald Lepow, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor. “Regular runners very frequently experience toenail issues, and it really comes down to ill-fitting shoes.”
 
Dr. Ronald Lepow
 
 
The later stage of toenail of runner's toe can be what is referred to as a subungual hematoma, or a blood blister. This can be uncomfortable and may require treatment, which could include removing the nail or part of the nail under a local anesthetic. Because this issue is caused by the toe or toes slamming up against either the end or top of the shoe, Lepow said that running shoes should be about a half-size larger than regular street shoes. This prevents friction as the toes move up and down while running.
 
Source: Baylor College of Medicine
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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