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City Centre’s Commitment Day 5k kicks off at 10 AM on New Year’s Day and is hosted to give Houston residents a chance to commit themselves to health-related resolutions. The race starts and finishes at Life Time Athletic (815 Town & Country Lane, Houston, TX 77024) and potentially leads to a year of fitness for you. If you decide to incorporate running into your workout routine, stay attentive to your feet so you can notice any changes and avoid feet or ankle issues, like plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, or even black toenails.

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Toenails turning black is an issue many people probably do not consider when they think about foot ailments, especially those related to running. However, repetitive trauma, especially as the toenails strike the top or front of the shoe, can cause discoloration and possibly even toe pain. In addition to the trauma, your choice in footwear can also lead to this condition. Ill-fitting or tight shoes can contribute to the onset of these discolored nails.

The reason for the discoloration when trauma is the root cause is simply blood pooling in the toe bed and being trapped under the nail. This will sometimes lead to the nail falling off and then later regenerating on its own.

Running can certainly cause this condition, but it is not the only culprit. Black toenails can also be caused by fungal infection and, in very rare situations, malignant melanoma. In the case of fungal infection, the nail itself will thicken and then turn the nail dark, almost black. If you have a black spot under the nail that will not go away, come in and see Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists to make sure you do not have melanoma.

If you are going to participate in City Centre’s Commitment Day 5k, we hope that you have a good time. Should this be a springboard for a year of physical activity, we encourage you to keep checking on your feet and ankles and let Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists know if you develop any issues. Dr. Marco Vargas and the friendly staff are always here to give you the best care possible. Just call us at (888) 784-5335 to schedule an appointment at Sugar Land’s top podiatry practice!


Winning a game or taking care of your family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
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"My whole experience was great and Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful! The best part for me, though, is that I can now wear athletic shoes, slippers and heels with no pain."

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15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Podiatry Office In Katy, TX
23410 Grand Reserve Drive, Suite 804
Katy, TX 77494

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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land podiatry office offers the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.397.3487 today!

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