bruise under toenail?

Hello~ I have a dark purple/blackish spot under my big toenail that takes up half of the toenail from the left side to the middle. I didn't stub my toe or drop anything on it so I dont know if it's a bruise, or fungus or anything! It started when I went back to work as a waitress and I am on my feet all day. Both of my big toenails were sore, but now one of them has developed this "bruise". Do you think it is a bruise or something possibly more serious? I was reading something that suggested acral lentiginous melanoma a form of skin cancer so now Im worried! Please help...thanks!

Posted By Jamie on June 07, 2004 at 23:41:41:

A layer of gel combined with a foot cover to help protect metatarsals and toes from friction and pressure. It also ideal for cushioning the ball of foot and provides warmth for people suffering from arthritis or poor circulation to the toes.

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