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By Dr Arden Smith
August 09, 2021
Category: Toes
Tags: black toenails  
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you run regularly, you can pretty much expect a blackened toenail or two at some point in time.
 
When you get your first one, it’s kind of a sign that you’ve moved your training to a higher level.
 
That’s because black toenails in runners tend to become more common the more you run, and the longer you go. People who run a mile or two at a time and a couple of days a week, are less likely to experience them than those who train multiple days a week, hitting at least a 5K, roughly 3 miles, per run.
 
In most cases, black toenails in runners are not something to worry about, and for some people, it just comes with the miles. Some runners even consider it a badge of honor to get their first one, but they can be annoying and unsightly when flip-flop season rolls around.
 
If you do notice a color change in your toe nails, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If in doubt give one of our Advanced Podiatry offices a call and one of our award winning expert doctors will be happy to evaluate your problem and answer any of your questions.

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