Bleeding from under or around the toenail after running is a frequent problem from your foot banging inside a running shoe. This will make the nail turn black, or start to fall off.
- If the nail is loose but still attached, put a band aid over it
- If the nail is loose and coming off just a little bit, you can try to trim it yourself.
- If the nail is loose and coming off, and it hurts...see a Podiatrist
- If the nail is black or purple, it needs to be drained. See your Podiatrist for this.
Your toes are the farthest body part from your heart, and they are the most difficult body part to reach. Stressing and straining your body just to reach your toes can become a chore unto itself. It’s smart to see a Doctor for most foot problems. You only have two feet, and you use them more often than you think! The Foot Health Team of Dr. Peter F. Gregory, D.P.M., www.livoniapodiatrist.net ,would be happy to assist you with this or any other foot / ankle trouble you may be having.