Depending on the extent of the bruising, the nail may come off sooner than later. If there is sufficient bleeding, what is called a subungual hematoma, then drainage may be noted or it might even need to be seen by a doctor. If it is minimal, it will take many months (up to a year ) to grow off.
Without seeing your toes, I can not tell you for sure what to do. If you are not feeling better, then have it looked at.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 15, 2004 at 22:50:00:
The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.