Subungual haematoma aka runner's toe

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Jun 2019
10:42pm, 20 Jun 2019
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StuH
aka blood blister under the toenail.

Anybody dealt with this. Either themselves :-O or by a professional.

Developed during 50 miles at Endure24 under my big toenail. Rather painful and very frustrating as I want to run.
Jun 2019
11:32pm, 20 Jun 2019
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Groundhog
I've seen it dealt with on tv possibly YouTube as well. Take a very small drill that you have sterilized (boiled/alcohol?) And carefully drill through the nail until it bleeds through and relieves the pressure. You could ask the doctor/nurse at your GP to do it or come round mine as I have a handy Dremmel that should do the trick.
Jun 2019
12:37am, 21 Jun 2019
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StuH
Thanks for the offer Groundhog, it's taken me all evening to build up to it but I've done it! :-O

Sort of.

Most people say drill bit or needle through the nail, but there was a large amount of "blister" visible under the tip of the nail, so I took the easy route. As shown here;
https://youtu.be/TKWllTCqOKk


Pressure relieved. But toenail now very loose.
jda
Jun 2019
8:32am, 21 Jun 2019
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jda
My last few I have just left them as they are. They have eventually solidified and worked their way out. Currently rebuilding one nail and another one still black after Manchester this spring.

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