Subungual hematoma or tennis toe occurs when damage to the toe causes bleeding resulting in blood clotting underneath the toenail. The pooling of blood underneath the toenail can often make the toe look black. Your toe can become painful secondary to increase pressure below the toenail. It commonly affects the big toe of athletes due to repetitive trauma to the toe.


  • Direct trauma to toenail
  • Poorly fitting shoes
  • Stopping and starting suddenly while exercising

Signs & Symptoms

  • Black or blue discoloration under toenail
  • Tenderness to toenail
  • Feeling of pressure under toenail

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