I had a nasty, black big toe nail for a couple of months after the FLM. As it wasn't painful at the time I just ignored it and wore dark nail polish! Last week it fell off half way down the nail bed and I can see the new nail forming underneath. The problem is that there is a bit of the old nail right on the side digging into my toe forming an ingrowing toe nail. It is inflammed and painful to the touch. I've been using disinfectant and fucidine (anti-biotic ointment) twice a day but it doesn't seem to be getting any better. If I continue with this treatment will it heal up on its own once the nail totally comes off or should I see a chiropodist?
It's not affecting my running at the moment as it doesn't touch my shoe, but I don't want it to get any worse as I'm doing the Windsor Half at the end of September.
So - Vrap, Hippo, Alan and anyone with experience of marathon toes! your advice would be gratefully appreciated.