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.

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