Toenail Falling Off Running



Toenail Falling Off Running – Learn why you should not panic! This guide will help you prevent this from happening and help you grow your nail back!




Toenail Falling Off Running Presentation:


Who is most susceptible:

  • It is usually not a disease! Although fungal toenails are possible (not likely if you are healthy).
  • Seen in people who have taken some time off and are starting to run again.
  • People who have just recently bought a new pair of shoes.
  • People who are heavier.
  • People with a more flat foot.
  • People who’s toes rub against the front of the shoe.
  • The start of a new exercise class.
  • People who are running extremely heavy miles. MARATHON RUNNERS!!!!
  • The craziest group: Ultra marathon runners basically expect to get them.



Should You Worry?

  • No! This is common.
  • The toenails will grow back over time.
  • This is a very common occurrence in running, wear it like a badge of honor.
  • The toenails will grow back over time.
  • Toenails grow approximately 1 millimeter per month.
  • Measure your toenails and see how long you have to wait for it to regrow.
  • If the toenail is 5 millimeters loosened from the end, you will have to wait approximately 5 months!


Toenail Falling Off While Running Causes:

  • The most common cause is shoes that do not fit properly!
  • Shoes are not all built the same.
  • One pair of Nike can be size 11 and be the same as a size 12 pair of New Balance.
  • The width can differ and the the site of width expansion can also differ.
  • Weight can also be an issue


How To Fit Your Shoes Properly:

Toenail Falling Off Running
Brannock Device – Measures your Foot Length, Arch Length and Foot Width!

A) Use a Brannock device to measure three components of your foot size.

  • 1)Foot Length: This is how long your foot is from heel to toe.
  • 2)Arch Length: This is how long your foot is from heel to
  • 3)Foot Width: This is how wide your foot is.

Make sure you measure each of the three once a year, your foot does change after you are no longer a teenager!


B) Fit your shoes at night.

  • Your feet swell more throughout the day.
  • You can gain approximately 1/2 size throughout the day!
  • Always make sure your shoe is a 1/2 inch longer than your longest toe.



Consider Fungus as a Contributor:


Toenail Falling Off Running Related Problems:

See if any of these other problems apply to your situation!

  1. Toenail Fungus

  2. Very Long Toenails

  3. Ingrown Toenail

  4. Toenail Falling Off

  5. Black Streaks Under The Nails

  6. White Patches On Toenails

  7. Black Spot Under The Toenail

  8. Red Spot Under The Toenail

  9. Toenail Coming Off The Nail Bed

  10. Toenail Psoriasis