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Have I Broken My Toe?

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 00:00

People who are active often feel the repercussions of having a broken toe. Their activities are often limited, and daily events may be difficult to accomplish. It can happen as a result of stubbing the toe against a piece of furniture, or by dropping a heavy object on it. Buddy taping can be an effective healing process for mildly fractured toes. This is done by taping the affected toe to the toe next to it, and this can provide necessary support as the healing takes place. Additional methods can include staying off the foot as often as possible, and it can be beneficial to wear shoes that are larger. If you think you may have broken your toe, please consult with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis, so correct treatment promptly begins. 

Broken toes may cause a lot of pain and should be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Hillary Brunner, DPM from Basin Podiatry. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is a Broken Toe?

A broken toe occurs when one or more of the toe bones of the foot are broken after an injury. Injuries such as stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on it may cause a toe fracture.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Swelling
  • Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
  • Stiffness
  • Nail Injury

Although the injured toe should be monitored daily, it is especially important to have a podiatrist look at your toe if you have severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include worsening or new pain that is not relieved with medication, sores, redness, or open wounds near the toe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Odessa, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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