Thu 8 Nov 2012
Tue 27 Mar 2012
Athletic injuries are very common, especially related to bruised toenails. Several competitive sports require athletes to run for long periods of time, sometimes on uneven and often dangerous terrain. Arena sports are no different, as physical contact can often bring bumps and bruises of all kinds. A bruised toenail can hinder your ability to walk or run at your normal pace, depending on the severity of the injury. Although injuries are common among running events or mud run events, it is a very treatable condition which will let you get back to your daily exercise within a few days.
It is recommended that you stay off your foot with the bruised toenail for at least a few days or until the swelling goes down. This doesn’t mean you have to be confined to a chair for days at a time, just take it easy when walking around and performing the simplest of tasks. Even something as simple as driving a car can be painful with a bruised toenail. It can damage the nail even further if you decide to play sports while your toe is still injured. Even the simplest motion such as removing your athletic shoe can cause trauma to your already bruised toenail.
In extreme cases, with large amounts of swelling, or blood under the toenail that is causing pressure, we recommend visiting your family doctor or athletic therapist. They will be able to further diagnose your bruised toenail and offer after care advice and treatment.
Tue 3 Jan 2012
Today I will present you an extreme way to treat a bruised toenail. I have watched the following video and I was shocked!
This guy literally drills a whole in his nail. This might seem an extreme thing to do but he claims that the feeling you get is wonderful. From a doctors point of view there is a little bit of truth behind it. A bruised toenail usually comes with a high blood pressure around the affected toe. By using a sharp object you can relieve the pressure and the toe will heal faster. The toenail of this guy also healed really fast after applying this hardcore treatment.
Wed 23 Nov 2011
People around the world suffer from bruised toenails. In the previous articles we have presented some simple facts about bruised toenails. Now the time has come to introduce some new ways to combat these painful problems.
When you have a bruised toenail it is important to protect it. You can find clean pads in any drugstore that are filled with different substances that clean a wound. If you experience a lot of pain you can even use some drugs to release the pain. Medical diagonistic imaging scans can also be used to find the source of pain deep within your body’s tissue. A mammogram clinic in Toronto is a great place to have a scan done for all types of physical pain concerns.
If you notice an infection on your toe, you can use aloe-vera leaves to clean the area. Take a green leaf and place it on the bruised toenail. The juice that will come out of it will act like a gel full of vitamins and antiseptic substances. This small plan can help you heal your bruised toenail.
In the case you have a ingrown toenail and you feel a lot of pain you should take it easy. Make warm baths to your feet and use a mild soap to clean your feet. After you do this, you should take a sharp scissors and try to remove the ingrown part of the nail. I know that will hurt like hell but you must be brave and try to be strong.
By cleaning the area of the wound you can speed up the healing process. You will begin to recover your nails in a few days and you will feel better as the time passes. You will see the benefits of using aloe-vera in a few days from the beginning of the treatment. If is better than the most drugs that you can find on the market. Be open to new ideas and do not be afraid to use natural solutions in order to treat your wounds. I wish you good health!
Sat 1 Oct 2011
People have problems with their toenails since the beginning of time. There are many causes that can lead to a toenail bruise. We must be careful and treat this condition with care. There are a lot of simple and very effective natural treatments that can help you get rid of bruised toenails. In the following paragraphs, you will find interesting ways to treat your toenail bruises from home. The following treatment is effective in the case you have a mild bruised toenail. Do not use it if you have a major infection or if you see abundant bleeding. In these severe cases, it is better to consult a doctor.
The first thing you need to do when you get a toenail bruise is to place a little bit of ice on the affected toenail. If you do not have any type of ice, you can use cold water straight from the tap. This will help to relief pain and will prevent swelling. Keep the foot cold as many minutes as you can. It is better to keep it cold to prevent bacteria from attacking the new bruise. Additionally, placing ice will stop any bleeding and will prevent the nail from getting blue.
After the pain has gone away, you should place a leaf of aloe vera on the toenail bruise. The septic effect of the leaf will prevent infections. You can find aloe vera plants at local stores or you can ask friends about this plant. It is better to use the fresh leaf. Make a bandage and wrap your toe with it. Do not make it too tight because that will stop your blood circulation. Change the bandage at least once a day. When you change it, you should wash the toe with warm water and with a good antibacterial soap.
To make your nails stronger and more beautiful you can cut a lemon and use its juice. Take a piece of the lemon and rub it on your toenails. The enzymes of the lemon will strengthen the toenails. This is a good way to prevent toenail bruises. It is advisable to avoid smoking because the nicotine makes the toenails lose their strength and their beautiful color. Smoking will make the toes yellow and ugly.
Using natural ways to live and prevent diseases is the best way. Natural treatments are the most effective because they do not involve chemicals and other man made products.
Wed 14 Sep 2011
A bruised toenail can easily get infected. Because of the lack of proper hygiene dust and dirt can get into the small cracks of a bruised toenail and cause an infection. The infection can lead to incredible pain and a lot of problems for the patient.
If you go an avulsion you must be really careful. An avulsion happens when a part of the toenail is lifted from the nail bed. The nail bed will be covered in blood and the pain will begin to appear.
The treatment for an infected toenail has a few steps. You will solve your problem if you follow the steps described below.
- After you have spotted the problem remove all kinds of items on your foot (like piercings).
- If you are bleeding you can stop the flow of blood by applying a clean bandage over the wounds and by applying pressure.
- The next step is to keep your foot off the floor. Bring it to the level of your heart to help throbbing.
- You can use Ibuprofen to release pain, if you are uncomfortable. Be careful, if you are allergic to Ibuprofen; do not use it under these circumstances.
- Now, that you have stooped the blood flow, you can apply an antibiotic powder and a clean bandage.
If you don’t notice any improvement the next day, you should call the emergency service. Also, if you have a lot of pain you should call the service right away.
There are some small tips that can help you. If your nail is not secured to the nail bed, you should not try and remove it. It is better to leave it as it is and let the body decide when to dispose her. Another important thing is to check if you have had any tetanus shots recently. It is better to go to the hospital if you haven’t got any sort of immunization.
Take care and go to the hospital if you have a laceration wound that has penetrated your foot deeply. You may need a surgery to repair your foot for such a wound and also the risk of an infected toenail is high.
Clearly, it is not easy to deal with any sort of infections, but you can try our step by step guide to treat an infected toenail. Be careful and protect your toes from hits and bruises!
Thu 8 Sep 2011
When it comes to bruised toenail problems, many people take these issues rather easily and just let the injury heal itself. Although it is not a serious medical condition, a bruised toenail can be very painful and the self-healing process can take few weeks. Usually, when a person suffers from a bruised toenail problem, the injured toenail takes a dark-blue color, which can occupy the entire nail or just a spot on the nail surface. This is the result of the blood and other fluid’s accumulation under the injured nail. Often, the bruised toenail is painful and left untreated can last for some time.
There are few factors that cause a bruised toenail and the most common one is trauma. If someone does a lot of sport that includes running and hitting an object with the foot, such as football, it can result in trauma of one of the toenails. This means that the toenail it will turn dark blue and it can be sensitive on touching. Another factor that can result in a bruised toenail is the injury of the toenail. If a hard object hits a toenail it can result in a major injury, which will affect the toenail surface. A swollen or bruised heel can also cause the toes to become affected as well. In some cases the entire surface of the toenail turns black and it will be replaced by another toenail; this process can take some time and without medical treatment it can become a long and painful process.
Still, there are other factors that can cause a bruised toenail and even though this happens rarely because of them, they should be taken into consideration. Wearing smaller footwear can cause this issue as well. Moreover, if someone does not take care of their toenails and do not cut them on time it can result in an injury of the toenail as well. However, it is not complicated to treat a bruised toenail and specialized medical care depends mostly on the gravity of the issue. If the problem is caused by an injury of course the person will be in immense pain. Therefore, proper medical care is required; doctor will make a small hole into the bruised toenail to release the pressure. In this case, the toenail will be removed and another one will grow in a few weeks. If the toenail cannot be removed, but the pain is unbearable, patient can take some painkillers until next visit of doctor. However, such injuries can be prevented if the toenails are trimmed in time and proper footwear is worn.
Mon 5 Sep 2011
If you are someone who has suffered from a bruised toenail, then you already know that it can be painful and annoying at the same time. Of course, this is not a serious medical condition and it is actually a self-healing issue. However, the process of self-healing can take some time meanwhile you will be in pain and you will always have to take care of the bruised toenail until is fully treated. A bruised toenail is usually caused by a trauma caused to the toes, which will result in a dark toenail also known as subungual hematoma. Depending on the gravity of the bruise, the affected toenail can be treated at home or by a specialist. However, if you choose to treat your injured toenail at home, you should know some tips in order to make everything by the book.
If you get a bruised toenail and you don’t have go to a hospital for medical care, you can always treat it yourself. If you have a first aid kit, you can wrap the affected toenail in a sterile bandage for about one hour. While you have your toenail wrapped in a bandage, you will have to keep your injured foot up in order to stop the bleeding and of course, the accumulation of the blood under the toenail which will cause it to turn dark and make everything worst.
After one hour, you can remove the bandage in order to evaluate the situation. If the toenail’s color is dark, but it is fixed, you should not try to remove it as you will increase the pain. However, you can try to remove any other debris around the injured toenail and you should do this by soaking your foot into warm water.
Moreover, if the injury seems tough, your primarily concern should be the bacterial infection. Because of the soft tissue, it is susceptible to infections and this is why an antibiotics treatment is mandatory. This will also help the healing process and the new toenail to grow faster. However, you should follow a treatment for infection until the new toenail is fully grown, as an infection can cause other complications that will require medical care and it will increase the healing period. Even though it is a long period for toenails to grow back, usually ten months the person who suffers from it should be careful and try to follow the treatment with precaution.
Sun 4 Sep 2011
People can get all kinds of bruised during their lives. A bruised toenail is a type of wound that can occur because of a trauma. Toenail bruises can be caused by repeated shocks and hits, by footwear that causes a lot of pressure on the toes or by poor hygiene of the nails.
This type of condition is not very serious but it can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. When you get a bruised toenail the skin under the nail will become dark. That happens from the coagulation of the blood under the nail. The pressure caused by the fluids that are gathered under the toenail will inflict pain.
Many people develop some swelling around the bruised toenail and in some cases the area can get infected. If you don’t get any pain from a black toenail there is no need for any treatment. If you allow it some time the bruised toenail will heal on its own.
In more serious cases the nail has the tendency to fall from the toe. You should apply a bandage to stop it from falling completely. The last stage of the condition is the point when the nail turns completely black. The nail will fall and in about five weeks a new one will appear. During this time it is best to keep a clean bandage to prevent infection and unwanted pain.
There are some cases where a massive amount of liquid gets trapped under the nail. The liquid trapped under the nail plate is often puss and when it burst it can cause a bad infection. This will inflict a lot of pain to the person with the bruised toenail. In this case it is better to go to a doctor. He will examine your toe and will take the best measures possible to save your toe.
If you want to stay clear from the pain inflicted by a bruised toenail it is better to wear footwear that has a metal cap. This type of boots is recommended to people that work with heavy loads that may be dropped on the toes. Also, if you like to jog make sure you wear only comfortable shoes that fit your feet. Don’t try to wear shoes that are smaller.
Another important thing is to clean your toenails often and to cut them regularly. If you fail to do this the nails can grow into your flesh can cause a lot of pain.