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Subungual hematoma also known as a "runner's toe" in the athlete is described as a build up of blood in the space between the nail bed and the toe-nail. This occurs mostly due to tight fitting shoes, repetitive pressure to the nail and a history of trauma to the nail bed - for example, running a marathon or having a toe stepped on or dropping something on one's toe. 

Signs and Symptoms
 
The nail will have a "bruised" appearance and may appear blue, dark blue or black. There will also be pain in the area where the blood has collected, however, pain does not always have to be present.
 
Treatment
 
If there is no pain, no treatment is one option. If the nail is loose, total nail avulsion - meaning the removal of the entire toe nail is indicated. Drainage is another option for a painful nail that is also intact. Compression dressings and soaks are also recommended. 
 
It is important to seek out a professional to help treat the nail if you are in extreme pain or to provide the nail removal or drainage of the nail. Our chiropodists here at Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic can help you in these situations.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic. 

 

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