If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

How Broken Toes May Happen

Monday, 03 December 2018 00:00

There are numerous bones in the foot, which aid in maintaining balance in the body. If one of these bones should endure a fracture, the result may be difficulty in walking and this may hinder performing daily activities. Patients will often know if their toe is broken, and this may be preceded by dropping a heavy object on it or stubbing the toe extremely hard. There may be several symptoms that can be experienced, including intense pain and discomfort, swelling, and obvious bruising that may be dark purple in color. Having an X-ray performed is typically an effective method to determine if a broken toe has occurred, and this is generally followed by beginning treatment. It’s important to rest the toe, or possibly taping it to the toe next to it for support. If you feel you have broken your toe, please consult with a podiatrist to learn about additional treatment options, which may include surgery if your toe is severely broken.

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. Phu Nguyen from Florida. 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 Miami, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about What to Know About a Broken Toe
Connect with us