Fungal Nails

If a fungus invades the toenail and/or the nail bed, the toenail becomes yellow, thickened, and eventually deformed if not treated. Commonly, the fungus is the same fungus responsible for athlete’s foot. The infection starts at the top of the nail and works its way back, generally invading the matrix (nail bed), distorting the growth […]

Posted on September 9, 2014

Black Toenails

Black toenails (subungual hematomas) are bruised toenails that result from blood collecting under the nail. They can be caused by crushing, impact, or injury to the toe, such as dropping something heavy on or stubbing the toe. Runners frequently suffer from black toenails due to the big toe rubbing against the tip of an ill-fitting […]

Posted on September 9, 2014

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are a common foot problem for people of all ages and are usually the result of tight shoes, improperly trimmed toenails, or injury to the toenail area. The painful, irritated ingrown nail often becomes infected and treatment by a podiatrist is necessary. Temporary relief can be obtained by soaking the foot in warm […]

Posted on August 28, 2014