Have You Ever Bruised Your Nail?
Have you ever bruised your nail? It can happen easily. Just dropping something on your toe can cause the nail to darken and bruise. A bruise can even develop due to your nail making contact with the end of your shoe or the top of your shoe constantly or with force.
It is common to see bruised nails, but most people ignore them.
Here a few facts you should know if you develop a bruise on your nail:
- If the bruise developed after an injury, the nail may fall off. This it totally normal and a new nail should take its place in time.
- Fungal infections can develop in a bruised nail, so it is important to keep an eye on the nail. If you notice any sign of infection, see a podiatrist. It is best to have infections treated as soon as possible.
- You can actually treat a bruised nail by trimming the nail back and applying an anti-fungal medication.
Again, infections can develop in bruised nails and that is something most people don’t know or pay attention to, so keep an eye on the nail and check it regularly.
If you notice anything that signals infection, contact our office at (888) 713-0906. Diabetic patients should, of course, continue to always call us if they notice any changes at all in the nail or in their feet. For more information, watch our video above on Bruised or Blackened Nails.
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