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Our Foot and Ankle Specialists / Surgeons are on staff at the Following Facilities: 

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital 11800 Astoria Blvd. Houston, Texas 77089

United Surgery Center 12700 N Featherwood Dr, Houston, TX 77034

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center 500 W Medical Center Blvd, Clearlake, TX 77598

St. Lukes Patient Medical Center 4001 Preston Ave, Friendswood, TX

Houston Physicians Hospital 333 N Texas Ave #1000, Webster, TX 77598  

Black or darkened toenails are essentially bruised nails and can result from a variety injuries or problems. Darkened nails may occur as a result of the toe hitting the end or the top of the shoe toe area. Sometimes, the bruise can lead to a fungal nail infection.

Treatment may include trimming the nail back and applying a topical antifungal medication. If the skin under the nail is ulcerated, a topical antibiotic ointment should be applied.

Diabetic patients should contact our office for evaluation if they experience any change in the color of toenails. The pressure causing the bruised nail may lead to a small sore under the toenail, which can lead to infection.


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