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Why has my toe nail started to bruise after walking and hiking?

Why has my toe nail started to bruise after walking and hiking?

Check your shoe fit: Inappropriate shoe size (too big or too small) can cause significant problems. If your affected toe is repeatedly striking the inside of the shoe (too small), bruising and pain result. Shoes that are too big can allow your foot to slide to and fro within the shoe resulting in repetitive microtrauma to the toe as it repeatedly strikes the shoe. Appropriate socks (snug & breathable) are also helpful. ...Read more

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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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How long does a bruised toe nail last?

How long does a bruised toe nail last?

Would depend on: How bad the bruise was and if the causing issue was removed. ...Read more

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My toe nail has been bruised for nearly 3 months. What else could cause a bruised appearance?

My toe nail has been bruised for nearly 3 months. What else could cause a bruised appearance?

Black toe nail: The only serious problem you could have, that gives a black toe nail, would be a malignant melanoma on the nail bed beneath the nail. A bruised nail turns red, and then dark, and then resolves after a period of time, as the nail grows out. It may take more than 3 months for a bruised big toe nail to grow out, so it may pay to be patient and wait, or visit a dermatologist right away for help. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a bruise under the toe nail bed?

What to do if i got a bruise under the toe nail bed?

Bruise: If there is pain , have the blood drained if there is no pain there is nothing to do . If you are unsure see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Help docs! my toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

Help docs! my toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

It will cure itself: It will take time to grow out so that you can trim away the damaged part. Remember it takes almost 1 year for a toenail to grow from base to tip of toe. ...Read more

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My wife experience bruised and fallen off toe nails after a lengthy walk. What caused this to happen?

My wife experience bruised and fallen off toe nails after a lengthy walk.  What caused this to happen?

Jamming of toes: Into the end of the shoes does this. If her shoes are the proper size, a tongue pad will help absorb the pounding. (tongue of the shoe, not her mouth, of course...). ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more