A 36-year-old member asked:
what does black toe nails mean?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 28 years experience
Could be fungus: Could be dried blood....Need to really see it to make diagnosis...Visit a doc.
Podiatry 35 years experience
Black toenails: Black toe nails most commonly refer to subungual hematomas (a bruise under the nail) from trauma. Other causes of black toenails--not from trauma-- could be from severe nail fungus (rare), or from a malignancy (melanoma) --also rare-.
If several nails are affected, this suggests subungual hematomas, and can be caused by bumping your foot, by running, or even wearing tight shoes (w/ tight toebox).
A 39-year-old member asked:
How could I treat a dislocated big toe?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
See a MD/DO or DPM: I would see a physician or podiatrist that would feel comfortable reducing it. Before doing so, i would advise that you have xrays done prior to determine if there is a broken bone present, not just in the toe, but in the bone adjacent to the toe, called the metatarsal.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Will a weird curved toe every fix itself on its own?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
No: You need some of treatment, the sooner the better.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Thickening toe nails?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Epsom salt soak: Epsom salt use this to soak feet daily and apply antifungal cream twice daily for 6 weeks - medical model oral antifungal is not good for liver and does not work still.
A 24-year-old member asked:
I woke up this morning and my big toe feels like I broke it but I didn't injure it what else could?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Various: Common problems that can involve a single joint (such as the big toe) include among others gout, arthritis, and joint infection. Gout classically affects the big toe, but can affect other joints as well. Arthritis can cause pain in one or multiple joints, but pain generally does not happen overnight. Joint infection can cause pain, usually with fever, and requires immediate attention.
A 46-year-old member asked:
What does it mean when some of my toe nails black ?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
Trauma: It means they are receiving trauma either from a short shoe or direct injury.
The blackness is blood under the nails.
Last updated Oct 3, 2019
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