Bruised Toenail Falling Off


Bruised Toenail Falling Off. This home treatment guide will tell you how to get your toenail to grow back, and how long it will take!


Will The Toenail Ever Grow Back?

  • Yes!
  • It will almost always grow back as long as a stem cells that grow the nail deep in the tissue were not ripped out!
  • Long term damage is highly unlikely as these growth cells are very well protected deep near the bone of the toes.
  • But prepare yourself, this process could take a very long time for your toenails to start growing back to normal!

Bruised toenail about to fall off

How Long Until The Toenail Grows Back?

  • The toenail will grow back at approximately 1 millimeter per month.
  • This means you will be waiting a long time!
  • If your toenail is 10 millimeters long, then you could be waiting approximately 10 months.
  • If just the tip of your toenail is damaged then the wait will be much shorter in duration.


Bruised Toenail Falling Off Causes:

The three most common causes are, follow these causes to find out how to treat them:


1)Traumatic Toenail Injury:

The most common cause of this type of injury is due to dropping something heavy onto your big toenail!


  • A massive amount of pain!
  • Obvious cause such as blunt force trauma.
  • Bleeding and swelling.
  • Black or red toe within thirty minutes.

 Follow our Complete Treatment Guide! 


2)Constant repetitive friction and rubbing:

This is most likely caused by a new pair of shoes during heavy exercise. This is also very common in people just starting a new exercise class or training for a marathon.


  • Pain may be present or absent, so don’t be alarmed if it’s not there..
  • The bruising may appear gradually.

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3)Toenail Fungus causing nail loosening:


This can occur if you have thick yellow and crumbling toenails.

Follow our Complete Toenail Fungus Guide!




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.