A 49-year-old member asked:
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what's the reason why my toenails are black and blue underneath?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Rubbing in a shoe: If you are runner this is a common occurence due to pressure with the nail and the shoes. We call this runner nail. If you are a runner or not seking medical attention to have this evaluated will be a great help to prevent this from happening again and again. Go to www.Myfootandankle.Com for more information.
Answered on Dec 21, 2017
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Bruised...: They probably had some sort of trauma causing a bruise under the nail plate, most likely from rubbing in the shoes. This should grow out with time.
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
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