Toenail Jam

Toenail Jam – There are two types of toenail jam. There is the type that gets stuck between your toes, and the type that gets into the corner of your nail!

Trust me on this one, I  went to medical school for this!




What is Toenail Jam?

Toenail Jam is the stuff that gets caught up in between your toes and under your nails. It is most common on a hot sweaty day when you are wearing cotton socks. They get bunched up and it all gets underneath your nails and in between your toes.

So officially there are two definitions:

1)The dirt and lint that get bunched up with your sweat. These get stuck in ball shapes between your toes and need to be cleaned out.

2)The dirt that gets moist and gets stuck in the corners of your toenail.

Just think of it as a big ball made up of lint and dirt combined with your natural delicious sweat!

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Not to be Confused with Toenail Cheese!

Toenail cheese is the hard stuff that gets underneath your nails that is not just dirt. This would be all the thick crumbly stuff that makes up nail fungus.

Learn more about Toenail Fungus!


When to see Toenail Jam:

You shouldn’t see to much toenail jam unless you spend a good deal amount of time in dirty or dusty areas. If you are getting an excessive amount of it you may want to think of toenail fungus or athlete’s foot.

1)Toenail Fungus

2)Athlete’s Foot – Itchy Skin


Other things that were Toe Jam:

1)Toe Jam and Earl- was a video game for the Sega Genesis

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2)In rock climbing. This is a technique where you jam your toes into a crack in the rock, some experts argue that this was in fact the first usage of the term “toe jam”


Good Luck with your Toenail Jam dilemna!


Other Related Nail 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 


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.