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Updated September 17, 2013

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Getting a Black Toenail
Black Toenail

Black Toenail

Sarah Walsh © 2007 used with permission
A walker or runner can get a black toenail when the toenail bed is injured. This can happen whenever your shoes allow your foot to slip forward in the shoe, forcing the toes to hit the toebox.

The key to preventing a black toenail is getting shoes that fit well, without giving too much or too little room.

You should also lace your shoes to prevent your foot from sliding forward in the shoe.

Warning: Next photos are realistic and unpleasant.

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