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Actions That Can Cause a Broken Toe

Monday, 12 October 2020 00:00

A broken toe is generally the result of direct trauma, which can be caused by stubbing your toe against a piece of furniture. Additionally, a break can happen from a heavy object being dropped on the toe, and immediate pain and discomfort often accompanies this type of injury. In severe fractures, the bone may be displaced and can protrude from the skin. If the break is mild, a method that is known as buddy taping may be effective in accelerating the healing process. This is accomplished by taping the affected toe to the toe next to it, which can provide the stability that is necessary for proper healing. If you have broken your toe, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can perform an X-ray and offer you the correct treatment options.

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 Dr. Nooshin Zolfaghari from VIP Foot & Ankle 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

  • 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 Pembroke Pines, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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