Bruise Under the Big Toenail Treatment

 

This Bruise Under the Big Toenail Treatment ensures that your toenail will grow back! Find out if you are in danger and how to get your toenail back to normal!

 

Is It Dangerous?

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This injury looks bad, but it will grow back!
  • No, you are almost always in no danger!
  • This is a very common occurrence that is simply your blood pooling underneath your toenail.
  • The pain stops within a couple days.
  • If your toenail is loose it will grow back in almost all situations!
  • The danger is that as the blood pours out under the nail, pressure will build up and this can lead to severe pain.
  • So if you keep experiencing pain, see your podiatrist!

 

 

If The Toenail Is Loose, How Long To Regrow?

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1 millimeter of the toenail has detached, this will take about 1 month to grow back into place.
  • First you must accept that if the toenail is loose, it can not be re-attached!
  • The toenail will grow back in almost all situations.
  • Toenails grow back at approximately 1 millimeter per month.
  • This means that if you have lost the the distal 3 millimeters of your toenail, it will take approximately 3 months for it to grow back!
  • If you have lost the entire toenail (which is approximately 10 millimeters long), it can take about 1 year to grow back that toenail!
  • As the toenail grows out, the black spot will move with it.

 

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A Bruise Under the Big Toenail can occur without severe pain! It can happen due to chronic rubbing & friction. This is especially scary because it seems like it showed up out of nowhere, but consider a shoe that is much too small!

 

Causes of Bruising Under the Big Toenail:

  • The cause of bruising under the big toenail is usually due to trauma or chronic irritation.
  • A traumatic injury is obvious and is the result stubbing your toe really hard or dropping something heavy on your toe.
  • Chronic irritation usually occurs in people who are on their feet for a really long time such as factory workers, nurses and runners.

 

 

Most Common Causes of a Bruised Toenail:

 

 

1) Traumatic Big Toenail Injury:

This happens when you drop something bit on your toe very violently, or stub the toe against something very hard!

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Symptoms:

  • Deep aching and throbbing pain!
  • It is very obvious what initially caused this pain!
  • Due to extreme blunt force trauma.
  • The toe develops a bruise and becomes swollen within 30 minutes.
  • Red or black bruise develops.
  • Bleeding occurs.

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2)Constant Light Rubbing:

Runner’s toe occurs if the toenail is rubbing against the front of the shoe; even if it is not really painful, blood could accumulate in the form of leakage or blistering under the nail.  It usually occurs from tight shoes or a great deal of pressure on the shoe!

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Symptoms:

  • Not always pain, it could be painless!
  • Not very obvious what caused this, it could very easily sneak up on you.
  • Due to wearing tight shoes.
  • Due to beginning a new heavy exercise routine!
  • The toe develops a bruise over days or weeks of exercising or running.
  • Red or black bruise develops.
  • Bleeding occurs.

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3) Toenail Fungus Causing Separation:

If your nails gradually become thick, discolored and crumbly under the border then read our comprehensive guide to toenail fungus.

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Brittle Toenail Fungus.

Symptoms:

  • Not always pain, it could be painless!
  • Not very obvious what caused this, it could very easily sneak up on you.
  • Yellow, green or brown toenails.
  • No bleeding but it does look brown.
  • Very thick toenails.
  • Can be hard.
  • Can be very brittle and crumbling.
  • Debris is present underneath the toenails.

 

Home Treatment Guide:

 

 

4) Melanoma:

Watch out for a Black Cancerous Mole Under Your Toenail.

-If you don’t remember injuring yourself or have not been running or walking heavily, you might want to consider that you have a mole under your toenail.

This condition is very rare, but if you catch it- this is a very treatable disease and can save your life.

Follow this Diagnosis Guide:

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Black Streak in the Toenail or Fingernail Guide

 

 

 

Treatment of a Bruised Big Toe and Big Toenail

Over time the black nail should grow out, but if you would like to know how to prevent it from coming back in the future and how to heal it faster, read this guide on bruised big toenails:

 

 

 

Good Luck with Your Bruise Under the Big Toenail Treatment!