big toe pain/possible nail loss after race

I recently walked a half-marathon, and apparently my shoes were too small. My big toes are purple and extremely sore. I expect to lose at least one toenail. The pain is getting worse instead of better. (It has been four days since the race.) Should I be doing anything to treat them? I've been wearing sandals because it is too painful to put on any other shoes. Any suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Posted By Rhonda Howell on May 12, 2004 at 09:06:14:

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