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I am very concerned about my toe nail. Please help!

Posted by Ella F. on 7/22/03 at 09:38 (124957)

Hi. I am a ballet dancer and I am very concerned about my toe nail. I bruised it long time ago and last summer I had it removed, but I bruised it again. If I am not dancing for a few days and apply ice, the pain goes away. But evey time I go up on point the pain comes back. It feels like its unending cycle. Please help me with my problem.
Thank you.
Ella F.

Re: I am very concerned about my toe nail. Please help!

Dorothy on 7/24/03 at 01:13 (125117)

I am so sorry that you are having this problem and hope that you will get a helpful answer soon. One of the podiatrists who contributes to this message board wrote that he will be on vacation until July 27 so he won't be participating until then. There are others who participate and perhaps they can give you some advice before too long. Best wishes.

Re: I am very concerned about my toe nail. Please help!

Dr. Z on 7/24/03 at 16:13 (125158)

Could be a bone spur at the end of the toe. Have an x-ray taken to evaluate under the distal bones that you are placing all of your body weight on when you go up on toe