Red Spot Under Toenail – This is usually caused by bleeding under the toenail, even if not painful! Learn what to do about it right here!
Red under the toenail is more commonly known as a subungual hematoma. This is nothing more than a buildup of blood underneath the toenail or the fingernail. The downward constant pressure of wearing shoes or a traumatic injury can cause the vessels under the nail to rupture and bleed. The blood then pools underneath the nail plate. This can sometimes lead to pain, but the majority of the time there is not severe pain.
The most common cause is in runners or joggers. Thus this injury is sometimes called runner’s or jogger’s toe. This is due to poorly fitting shoes and not enough space underneath the front of the shoe.
If you are feeling extreme throbbing try the 5 following things:
The first step is to take some ice and apply it to the jammed toenail to decrease the inflammation in the area.
If you are healthy enough(with podiatrist or pharmacist), it is a good idea to take some anti-inflammatory medications. These will help decrease the swelling and the pain.
The podiatrist can drill through your toenail and drain the blood out the bottom if the pain is still hurting. This is considered the ultimate treatment!
Diseases of the nails are some of the most common causes of foot pain. Select what is bothering you from the list below.
Uncommon Other Toenail Problems: