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Symptoms of a Broken Toe

Tuesday, 23 January 2024 00:00

Recognizing the symptoms of a broken toe is vital for prompt and effective treatment. The most common indicator is intense pain at the site of injury, often exacerbated by movement or pressure. Swelling and bruising typically accompany the pain, making the affected toe visibly discolored and tender to the touch. Limited range of motion is another hallmark sign, as the injured toe may resist normal movement or cause discomfort when attempting to flex or extend. In some cases, a broken toe may lead to deformity, with the toe appearing misaligned or out of place. Individuals may also experience difficulty walking or bearing weight on the injured foot. While pain and swelling may subside initially, persistent discomfort and difficulty moving the toe are red flags that warrant immediate attention. If you have the above symptoms, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can determine what the best treatment is 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 Dr. Todd Goldberg from Complete Family Foot Care 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 Littlestown, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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