Let’s talk toenails!

Tonya Olson

Tonya Olson

Dr. Tonya Olson, MSPT, DPT
Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Certified Manual Physical Therapist

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Soooo, the toenails in this pic show the effects of the leading edge catching and being lifted off of the nail bed repetitively.

The big toenail was jammed back and cause the deep blood blister at the base.

The second toenail endured the same continual lifting/jamming that detached it from the nail bed and it fell off.

If you look at the end of the toenails, you’ll see that they are rounded, and ragged with an overhanging edge that can catch on the sock, and/or toe box of the shoe with every step.

Preventive measures:

**cut toenails straight across

**file the edge from the top to bottom, so the leading edge is smooth and won’t catch on anything.

**if this happens often despite filing the toenails smooth, pre-tape!!

*Thank you for your attention☺️🙏🦶

No Foot, No Runner!!