health conditions


Question by  semanticprison (19)

Can walking cause pressure on the ends of your toes resulting in your toe nails turning black?


Answer by  TexasEm (311)

As you walk your foot slides forward in your shoe and bangs your toes. Avoid this by fitting and lacing shoes so your heel remains in the heelbox while walking.


Answer by  mcdbeals (201)

I wouldn't think so. Black toenails sound like a fungal infection to me. There are numerous over the counter medications for fungal feet infections. If they don't clear up, see a doctor.


Answer by  One (83)

No. Walking can only cause blisters, corn and calluses. It would be best to consult a podiatrist or orthopedist to see if the problem may be some kind of fungus.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

Blackened toenails can occur if you do not have correctly fitted shoes. As you walk, if the toe box of your shoe is inadequate, or if your shoes are too large, the movement of your feet against the shoe's toe box can cause bruising over time causing toenails to blacken.

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