If you are an athlete or a runner, the chances are pretty good that you have already experienced a black toenail more than once in your lifetime. When you have never had one, you may not know what caused it or if you need to get it looked at. For information on black toenails treatment and surgery in Issaquah, you can count on Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic to help.
Toe pressure from running in ill-fitted shoes can cause a black toenail. If you let it go too far, you could end up having a lot of pain and pressure that will build up underneath the nail. There are also some patients that will have an infection that will start to get worse, leading to a foul odor and pus to start oozing out from under the toenail itself.
Did you know that hot weather can also boost your odds of having a black toenail? Warm weather means your feet will swell a lot more and there will be a lot of pressure on your toe.
In some cases, the black toenail will begin pulling away from the nail bed and will eventually fall off. If not, you may have to see one of our specialists to help drain the area and even take off the toenail surgically to relieve the pressure and pain that you have been feeling.
Are you looking for black toenails treatment and surgery in Issaquah? Call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 to schedule your consultation. You should never try to treat this condition on your own if it seems as though there is an infection or if there is an excessive amount of swelling and discomfort.