Losing a Toenail

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Feb 2013
8:46am, 26 Feb 2013
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7755Matt
I had a bruise under my big toe nail since Beachy head marathon.

The other week I went for a long run, ever since its felt a bit odd, there was a line across it, which appears to be a crack. It feels loose.

What should I do? Wait for it to fall off? Pull it off (fnarr)? See a specialist?
I've put a picture in the gallery if it helps :-)
Feb 2013
9:17am, 26 Feb 2013
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Puddington
It would help me digest my breakfast if you took it down, actually. We all know what a manky foot looks like.
Apr 2013
8:23pm, 30 Apr 2013
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Griffo
I lost 5 toe nails after blackpool marathon, I pulled them all off after a couple days I had feet like a budgie,I had to wear my sons flip flops for the rest of the weekend lol it was not funny at the time.
Apr 2013
11:27pm, 30 Apr 2013
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beebop
Aargh! Yuk. Let it do what it wants, I'd say. Don't force the matter or you could make it worse, maybe? Mind you, I know nothing, but I do have an evilly purple toenail from kicking a drain cover back in feb - I think they can take their time!
Apr 2013
11:32pm, 30 Apr 2013
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MissChappo
Since last year's Brighton mara I am an expert on this. Don't force them. Look after them and keep them hanging on as long as poss. Then they'll just ease off when they're ready and they'll be weird but not hurty underneath.
May 2013
9:05am, 1 May 2013
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Hackett
My little toe nail was lost in action a couple of years ago and has never recovered. My middle toe nail on the same foot is now a lovely deep purple colour .. I fear the worse.
May 2013
4:22pm, 1 May 2013
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Griffo
Say bye bye toe nails.lol

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