A 59-year-old female asked:
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what makes a toenail die and cramping in arch ofoot just notice my toenail is dead my foot does feel stiff at times and hard to bend when i walk

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
2 seperate things: Your toenail probably has a fungus in it or you injured it and there is blood under the nail. Your foot stiffness is probably arthritis.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Try an orthotic to relieve the arch cramping.
Mar 2, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Try an orthotic to relieve the arch cramping.
Mar 2, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Try an arch support to relieve the cramping in the arch.
Mar 2, 2013

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