A broken toe is a common foot injury. It can happen because of a heavy object falling on it, or if it is stubbed on a piece of furniture. Broken toes are often accompanied by immediate bruising, and it may be difficult to walk. A broken toe is considered severe if the bone is protruding through the skin, and prompt medical attention should be sought. A diagnosis may consist of having an X-ray taken. Some broken toes can be treated by using the buddy taping method. This is when the broken toe is taped to the toe next to it for stability. The recovery time for a broken toe to heal can take up to six weeks. If you have fractured any of your toes, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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. Kennedy Legel from Advanced Foot & Ankle Care Specialists. 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 office located in Dallas, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.