Asked 8 years, 3 months ago

What can I do about tender toes?

I'm training for a marathon and my second toe keeps getting bruised beneath the nail. It's extremely tender. What causes this? I didn't notice it during my lower mileage weeks, but now the end of the toe is also getting severely blistered. My second toe is shorter than my big toe, so it shouldn't be hitting the end of the shoe. How can I relieve the pressure?

Gail Caputo
Northridge, CA


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