How to treat bruised toe nails

After working two 12 hrs shifts this weekend, I finally had time today to sit down and research how to treat bruised toe nails and what causes them. There are all kinds of reasons for bruised toe nails. My lovely black/blue toes come from the constant pounding from running the hills in San Fran. Those hills are long up and long down. My shoes could have been bigger. I debated on which shoes to wear race day due to the hills. I had an old pair of Brooks Glycerin’s size 7.5. When I needed to replace those shoes, I wanted the exact same pair except the newer version. The newer version in size 7.5 were too big for my left foot. Everyone has different size feet. Well mine happen to be a whole 1/2 size different. The newer brooks didn’t fit my left foot well at all. Way too big, so I opted for the size 7. I had no problems with them but did think twice knowing about hills and my right foot pretty close to the top of the shoe. From a friends advice I wore the newer size 7 and wallah!!! Bruised toe nails!!! Who knows if it would have made a difference. I’ve read socks too tight can cause this and not keeping your toes nails trimmed. I’ve searched around and found this site put it together nicely: how to treat bruised toe nails

I read toecaps can help to prevent bruised toe nails, I found these: Toe Caps

I plan on running later. Haven’t decided how far. I’m just going to go out and see how it goes. 🙂

I ran later and went for a 5k. I pushed myself to run fast!! I’ve had one 5k race where I ran too fast, got nauseous was dry heaving at the finish line and promises never to do that again!!! After that every time I ran, I felt nauseous. I didn’t like running for about 6 mos but I still did it, I just ran slow. That was 2 yrs ago. I haven’t pushed myself since then. I’m usually not such a whimp! But dang!!! Feeling nauseous is my pet peeve!!! I challenged myself today…… I pushed myself. Not bad!!! I wasn’t too out of breath. My normal pace is 9:00 – 10:30

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