Rob Conenello, a sports Podiatrist with Orange Town Podiatry (Orangetown, NY) and doctor on multi-day adventure type races, shared an important observation on a post I wrote in May about Having Toenails Removed.
Rob wrote, “In 20 years as a sports Podiatrist, I can honestly say that permanent excision of the nail plate is a rare occurrence. That being said, the ones that I have removed have usually been on experience athletes who have exhausted all other treatments.
John’s advice is excellent. I find the biggest culprit in obtaining nail hematomas (blood under the toenail), is improper socks. All athletes should wear moisture wicking socks with an anatomic fit that does not bunch at the toes.”
If you don’t remember the post, here’s the link again: Having Toenails Removed.