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#579 How can a bruised toenail from running cause toenail fungus?

If you’re reading this, it’s probably not because you love toenail fungus. It it also probably not because you think black toenails are pretty. In fact, you probably think both are pretty gross and you would be right.

But this bruised black toenails and toenail fungus joining the party is mostly preventable.

All runners should understand the circumstances that can put you at risk of getting a fungus infection in the nail which runners call “toenail fungus,” or which doctors call “onychomycosis.”

It is often the fungus that actually causes the skin infection called athlete’s foot.

It’s very, very common. Fungus is all over the place! Don’t freak out, but it’s probably in your shoes right now!

Whether or not the fungal spores and fungal filaments will cause an infection on your feet, just depends upon the circumstances that you set up as a runner that actually allow it to get in and cause real trouble.

How can a bruised toenail from running cause toenail fungus?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#216 The 8 places where runners foot fungus lives in your home

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the 8 places where runners foot fungus lives in your home. Toenail fungus is gross! I know you probably don’t want to think about toenail fungus, but believe it or not, toenail fungus, the stuff that causes athlete’s foot, it’s all the same stuff, and […]

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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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#203 The 3 most important ways runners prevent foot fungus

Toenail fungus may be gross but it’s common, especially in runners. 

Running shoes are perfect little incubators for foot fungus.

The inside of shoes are hot, dark and moist. Running shoes can be the ideal environment for fungal infections. And you want to make sure you don’t get a toenail fungus infections, you need to make sure you keep the fungus out of your shoes. 

But there are three simple precautions you can take to make sure you don’t have a fungus farm in your running shoes. 

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the 3 most important ways runners prevent foot fungus.

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Avoid foot fungus around swimming pools

 Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how to avoid getting infected with foot fungus from swimming pools. Yesterday I was talking to my sister, who is of course, also a marathon runner.  She has been running marathons way longer than me and she is always […]

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