Subungual Hematoma: Treating Runner’s Toe
Many runners, at some point during their running career, will experience a black toenail (aka a subungual hematoma or runner’s toe). During my last half marathon, I actually developed two! Although the nail changes may not always cause pain, they should not be ignored.
Sports Foot & Ankle Injuries
Many sports are hard on the feet because of quick repetitive movements, constricting footwear, and/or increased exposure to injury or trauma. Following is a brief overview of some of the most common injuries that result from particular sports.
8 Daily Habits for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
PREVENTION & TREATMENT
Foot ulcers are the leading cause of lower-extremity amputation. Yet regular foot exams and simple self-care tips can prevent open sores and wounds from becoming limb-threatening.
Where are the metatarsals?
Each foot is made up of a number of bones, ligaments and tendons. One specific group of bones is called the metatarsals. These five bones are the long bones found behind each toe that run from your arch to your toe joints. When you walk, run or jump and take off of the ball of your foot, your toes and metatarsals bear a lot of the weight.