What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off

What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off!

What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off – There are three common causes for your toenail coming off, this is what to do to get your toenail back healthy!

 

 

 

What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off!

 

 Step 1) Find the Cause!

  • There are three common causes of why your toenail may be falling off. Each have there own treatment protocols and guidelines.
  • This is the most important step! Don’t waste your time treating a condition you don’t have.

 

These are the three most common causes:

 

 

A) Traumatic Injury:

What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off

Presentation:

  • Usually you will know if this is you!
  • You will have dropped something heavy on your big toe or little toes.
  • You will have stubbed your toe really hard.
  • There is probably blood and a large amount of pain.
  • Extreme Pain.
  • Bleeding from the toenail.
  • Black or red toenail.

Step 2) Home Treatment!

 

 

B) Heavy Exercise Leading To Friction:

What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off

Presentation:

  • This is more tricky.
  • This can present without pain and appear out of nowhere.
  • It usually happens in people who have been exercising heavily.
  • This is likely you if you just started wearing new shoes, exercising or jogging recently.
  • Tight shoes are usually the cause.
  • Light rubbing of the toenails (especially the big toenail) against the top of the shoe.
  • It does not always have to feel tight or even have to cause pain.
  • Mild to no pain in the toenail.
  • Bleeding from the toenail.
  • Black or red toenail.

Step 2) Home Treatment!

 

 

C) Toenail Fungus:

What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off

Presentation:

  • This is usually in people who do not exercise heavily.
  • Usually not you if you have experienced toenail trauma recently.
  • Usually people with poor blood flow or diabetes.
  • Smokers are common.
  • Yellow or green toenails.
  • Crumbly toenails.
  • Thick and dry toenails.
  • Debris under the toenails that comes loose.
  • Very thick toenails.

Step 2) Complete Fungus Home Treatment!

 

 

 

What To Do If Toenail Is Falling Off and it is not the above 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 

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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.