Bruise Under the Big Toenail Treatment

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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  • 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.

Home Treatment Guide:



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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  • 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.

Home Treatment Guide:



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.


  • 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!

About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.