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#434 Top 3 tips to avoid bruising your toenails during long runs

I recently did an episode where I was talking about the causes of black toenails in runners after long runs, and I got a lot of comments and questions about, “Well, what should I do?”

We did talk about a couple of different things during that episode, where I was telling you how to check and make sure that you have sufficient space at the end of the shoes, that your running shoes aren’t just too small or how to make sure that if you do have a lot of room in the shoes or if it seems like they’re big enough.

But if those two things are not your issue, then it’s more likely that when you’re swinging your foot through, during what we call the swing phase of gait.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the top three tips to avoid getting black toenails from your long runs.

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#432 3 reasons runners get black toenails

Today’s episode comes from a discussion during a recent television fitness segment interview where I was actually asked about black toenails in runners.

If you’ve been running for a long time, undoubtedly you’ve had this happen at least once. I’ve had it happen multiple times.

I realized, after many years of racing, that if I did any run longer than about 20 miles, and I didn’t do some specific things to really provide care for my nails and protect them, I would wind up with one of my second toenails bruised, discolored and painful.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about the top three reasons runners get black toenails after long runs and races.

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#209 How to tell a bruise under the toenail from toenail fungus

Runners often get dark discoloration in the toenails. That discoloring can happen after long runs, trail runs, wearing ill-fitting running shoes or trauma.

The question is whether or not the dark brown, blue or black area in the toenail is just a bruise or something more ominous. 

If you get a bruise under the toenail, it will gradually get better.

If you get toenail fungus, it will gradually get worse.

Today on the Doc On the Run podcast we’re talking about how a runner can tell a bruise under the toenail from toenail fungus.

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Are Black Toenails really a Big Deal for a Runner?

 Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc on The Run Podcast, we’re talking about black toenails from running. Are black toenails really a problem if you’re a runner? Well, that depends. The truth is, NO!…black toenails are not really a problem. They’re just ugly and maybe a little bit painful. But if you […]

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