Most people notice immediately if they have broken a toe. Broken toes typically occur when the toe is stubbed into a piece of furniture or when something heavy is dropped on them. The symptoms are noticeable and often include immediate swelling, bruising, and difficulty in walking. Pain generally accompanies a broken toe, but it may feel better when the toe is elevated. This can also help reduce swelling and discomfort. In severe fractures, the toe may protrude and appear to be displaced, and surgery may be required to move the bone back into place. An effective treatment method for mild breaks is known as buddy taping. This is done by taping the broken toe to the toe next to it for stability which is needed for proper healing. It is also suggested to wear shoes that can accommodate the broken toe as well as protect the toe from being bent or squashed. If you have sustained a toe injury, please contact a podiatrist who can properly diagnose and effectively treat any ailment involving the feet or toes.
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 Gary J. Kaiserman, DPM from Achilles Footcare Center. 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
- Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
- 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 offices located in Forest Lane and West Kiest Boulevard Dallas, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.