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Old 07-15-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Toenail issues with Neuropathy

Feel kind of strange asking this but does anyone else have pain in their actual toenails???

I have SFN & among all the other symptoms my toenails hurt now. Especially once they reach a certain length. They aren't long, but just when they grow to a certain length & are about ready to be cut again, they start hurting & throbbing.

Just wondering if anyone else has this?

 
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Re: Toenail issues with Neuropathy

Before I realized I had SFN, my toes would hurt when I went on a long hike. I thought it was because I hadn't trimmed my toenails, but found doing that didn't help. Now I realize this was an early sign of SFN. I bought hiking boots 1/2 size larger, and that solved the problem. I've heard several others with neuropathy say they now buy their shoes 1/2 size larger. Best, Ruby

 
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Re: Toenail issues with Neuropathy

I had to go a full size larger to keep from causing more pain and problems with the toebox touching me in any way. It really limits what shoes I can wear. Also must wear socks that don't have a seam rubbing the toes.
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Re: Toenail issues with Neuropathy

Thank you both for your replies. I have trouble, too, finding shoes I can wear & have also had to go up in size.

With the socks, they have to be soft b/c if they aren't they actually hurt.

My toenail pain though is whether I have shoes on or not. It's all the time. Nothing has to be actually touching the toenail.

 
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Re: Toenail issues with Neuropathy

Hi Ihate2w8 - It may be worth seeing a podiatrist to see if anything else is going on with your feet besides SFN. If you have a dx of neuropathy and are in a medicare HMO (and maybe others), you can get an ongoing referral to a podiatrist so you don't have to go though your primary doctor every time you have a foot problem. Crocs are a great shoe, if the little bumps of the insole area don't bother your feet. - Ruby

 
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Re: Toenail issues with Neuropathy

I too have painful toenails at times...thankfully NOT all the time. But notice when I do it is all the sudden and VERY painful, thankfully not all the time.

If I find a pair of shoes I try to wear them all the time and until I really need new ones.

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