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Successful Treatment Methods for a Broken Toe

A broken toe hurts. It can happen from stubbing it against a piece of furniture or dropping a heavy object. Immediate symptoms often include bruising and swelling, and walking is often difficult. A broken toe generally takes approximately four weeks to heal, and it can help to refrain from walking on it and frequently elevating the foot. Many people use crutches when they have a broken toe, which can help to provide mobility. A mildly broken toe can be treated by using the buddy taping method. This is done by taping the affected toe to the toe next to it, which generally provides the necessary stability as the healing process occurs. It is beneficial to place a piece of felt or foam between the toes, which helps to prevent the toes from rubbing against each other. If the bone is protruding from the skin, this is considered to be severely fractured and often requires medical attention from a podiatrist. If you have broken your toe, it is strongly suggested that you contact this type of foot doctor who can diagnose and treat this injury accordingly.

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 one of our podiatrists from Clover Podiatry. Our doctors 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 Camas and Vancouver, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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