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The Basics of a Broken Toe

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 00:00

The majority of broken toes are considered to be minor injuries, despite the pain and discomfort they can cause. A broken toe generally occurs due to a heavy object falling on it, or if it is stubbed on a piece of furniture. The symptoms many people experience can include pain, swelling, bruising, and it is often difficult to walk. The buddy taping method is an effective solution to treat mildly broken toes. This is done by taping the broken toe to the toe next to it, which can give it the stability it needs as it heals. It is beneficial to keep weight off of the affected foot as much as possible, and the swelling may be reduced when the injured toe is frequently elevated. If a bone protrudes from the skin, this type of injury needs immediate medical attention, and surgery may be required to realign the bone. If you have broken your toe, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can offer you treatment options that are correct for you.

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 one of our podiatrists from Farah Podiatry Associates. Our doctors 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 Trenton, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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