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Causes and Symptoms of Broken Toes

Broken toes, though often perceived as minor injuries, can cause significant discomfort and inconvenience. Common causes include trauma from stubbing or dropping heavy objects on the toes, as well as sports-related injuries and accidents. Symptoms of a broken toe typically include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot. In severe cases, the toe may appear misaligned or visibly deformed. Unlike more complex fractures, diagnosing a broken toe may not always require imaging tests. However, seeking medical attention from a podiatrist is advisable to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any complications. Treatment for broken toes typically involves rest, elevation, and immobilization to promote healing and alleviate pain. In some instances, a podiatrist may recommend buddy taping or wearing a splint or walking boot to stabilize the toe during recovery. Having a broken toe can negatively impact daily activities. If you have broken your toe, it is suggested that you seek advice about proper treatment from a podiatrist as quickly as possible to avoid potential complications in healing.

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 Arthur Segall, Jr., DPM from Segall Foot and Ankle. 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 offices located in Plantation, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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