View Full Version : So, how long does it take?
01-23-2008, 09:52 AM
For a black toe nail to fall off?
AND why is it that my knee hurts more when I am not moving for a couple days than when I am walking miles upon miles?
They don't always fall off. I had a black toe nail for months before it just grew out and never came off.
01-23-2008, 11:38 AM
I once jammed my big toe into a raised section of sidewalk while walking at night (wearing sandals). :yell: It probably took 3 or 4 months until the new nail grew out far enough below the black nail for the black part to fall off. But sometimes I've had a complete nail come off pretty quickly.
01-23-2008, 11:49 AM
Never experienced the nail thing, but yick...
I'd think your knee hurts more when you're not moving because it's not stretched and doesn't see as much activity.
01-23-2008, 12:01 PM
Your toenail falling off depends on where the original injury is! If it was the nail bed itself..yes, it probably will fall off-might take a few months though..if it's more of a pressure injury to the tissue underneath the nail, chances are it won't fall off but grow out. When I fell and broke my elbow a few years back and ended up with the nerve damage in my spine and leg as well, I smashed my foot into the car door while getting out of my car at my attorney's office..I didn't even notice that I had ripped the nail completely off my foot until I was in the office, glanced down and saw the puddle of blood forming around me! I never felt a thing!..to make it worse, my podiatrist told me to brush the nail bed with a toothbrush to stimulate the nerve endings, and then cover it with antibiotic ointment. I never felt the toothbrush either! (btw it was summer time and I had sandals on)
01-23-2008, 10:00 PM
I believe it to be the nail bed. It happened back in November. It was a pressure thing I am assuming because the second toe on both feet are black and blue. I am freaky - that toe is longer than my big toe :shrug: and apparently they don't like walking long distances. :hihi: My right one looks worse than my left.
I don't like the looks of my feet to begin with, so I was just wondering when they would be "normal ugly" instead of "beat to death ugly".
As for my knee, I don't sit longer than an hr at a time, but do occasionally when working. I sit cross-legged on the computer chair, with my right leg straight and sitting on a shelf when I am at the desk. If I am at the couch with the laptop, I have my feet up on the trunk (full of yarn I haven't had time to work) that we use for a coffee table or I am in the recliner.
I do try to stretch it out often (after 10 min, it will remind me that I need to switch positions or change a load of laundry, go potty, chase Patrick etc.) but it's not helping. But yet, I can walk 3-5 miles at a time and it doesn't hurt.
01-27-2008, 10:29 PM
So, apparently it took me asking about my toe nail for it to fall off. :) I now have a cute little baby toe nail where the ugly black and blue thing used to be. Believe me, it's the only thing cute about my foot.
AND as for my knee, I am making an appointment for it. I thought it was freaky enough that it hurt when NOT in motion and found that there is a condition that could explain it (http://www.medicinenet.com/patellofemoral_syndrome/article.htm). And it's really starting to hurt. But yeah, I am going for a doc's opinion on it because I really don't like this pain.
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