With the abundance of recently-finished and soon-to-be-completed construction projects extending from Plano to Haslet, the landscape of North Texas is certainly being transformed. Whether we are talking about the State Farm campus opened earlier this year or UNT student union renovation, there have been some major construction projects. The men and women who work in the industry know that wearing protective footwear is one way to keep feet safe, and this includes preventing black toenails. There are other ways, too, so let’s look at how you can keep your nails clear and toes healthy.
When it comes to black toenails, there are a handful of root causes, including physical trauma, fungal infection, ill-fitting footwear, and malignant melanoma. Physical trauma can either happen in one solitary incident or as the result of repetitive action, like when a toe repeatedly hits the front of a shoe during miles of running.
With regard to melanoma, this is both the most serious and most rare of these causes. Even though it’s rare, you should still come in and have any dark spots examined. Catching melanoma at the earliest possible stage provides the best hope for successful treatment.
Preventing black toenails comes down to methods like:
Some tips to prevent black toenails are easier (wear proper fitting shoes) while others are harder (don’t accidently drop something), but you can rest assured that Dallas Podiatry Works is here to help when something goes wrong. Whenever you sustain an injury to a toe, foot, or ankle, we can provide an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment to help restore your health.
Schedule your appointment at either our Plano, TX or Dallas offices by calling 972.566.7474, or simply use our online form to contact us today.