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Let’s take a look at some of the most common running injuries, their causes, and how to treat those injuries.
Runner’s Toe occurs when the nail is either pressed down too much on the bed underneath it or the nail tears from the bed itself. Either condition causes blood to pool between the nail and the bed. The nail eventually turns black.
Runner’s Toe can be caused by poor fitting shoes (most common cause), excessive downhill running, and wet shoes. Typically, the longest toe is pressed against the front of the shoe causing damage to the nail and/or nailbed.
The primary treatment is to ensure that your shoes are long enough and fit correctly. If bleeding continues and pressure builds beneath the nail, you will require professional advice to release the fluid.