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By Family Foot & Ankle Care PC
October 07, 2021
Category: Foot Injuries
Tags: Broken Toe  
Broken ToeA broken toe is one of the most common minor injuries that you can suffer. However, sometimes, it can prove difficult to tell whether or not you actually have a broken toe. As a result, it is best to know some signs that you do in fact have a broken toe. This is helpful information no matter whether you are planning to visit a podiatrist or if you are thinking about handling your broken toe all on your own. Stubbing your toe is pretty common and most of the time, the pain goes away relatively quickly and you continue with your day. If the pain does persist, you may have a broken toe, so keep these signs of a broken toe in mind. 

Are You Able to Put Weight on Your Foot?

One method that you can use to determine whether or not you have actually broken a toe is checking if you can put weight on your foot. If you can walk on your foot without limping or pain, your toe is likely not broken. Icing the toe and using some non-prescription anti-inflammatory medication will probably be enough. In the event that you continue to experience swelling or severe pain, you should see a doctor about your toe. 

Does Your Toe Have a Deep Wound?

You should take a close look at your injured toe. If your toe has a deep wound or cut, the bone in your toe might get exposed to the air and a doctor should check out your injured toe. Another sign that you have a broken toe is bruising. Additionally, one more sign that you have actually broken your toe is some discoloration on or near your toe. An obvious sign of a broken toe is if it is at a different angle than the toe on your other foot.

What Else Should I Know About Broken Toes?

Taping is a common solution for a broken toe. This works just fine if the break in the toe is simple and the bones are still in alignment. Taping your broken toe will not help it heal properly, though. That is why you should keep the following information in mind: 
  • Consult a doctor about your broken toe so it heals correctly.
  • Taping your toe could worsen the situation if you have a bad break in your toe. 
  • Taping your toe is only a viable solution in some circumstances.

Socrates Brito of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been placed on the disabled list for 15 days after a battle with a broken toe. While Brito was able to play a full game before Reno, he was eventually placed as optional because his injuries were questionable. The outfielder was replaced by Brandon Drury despite hitting .211 in 13 games.

A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will provide quality care for your feet.  

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Ramona Michel of Fishkill was one of six runners who were crowned as champions at the 37th annual Dutchess County Classic in September. Michel suffered a fractured right pinkie toe three weeks before the event when she accidentally banged her foot against the base of her son’s crib. Despite the injury, Michel refused to skip the race. “It was throbbing after about a mile,” she shared. “But I never thought about stopping. I was just thinking about seeing my family at the end, knowing they’d be proud of me.”

A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Former World no. 1 Ana Ivanovic reportedly sustained a broken toe after her defeat in the first round of the Australian Open against Lucie Hradecka. The site Vecernjih Novosti stated, “Ana has broken a toe—told by the team of the Serbian—she needed a break. Definitely she will not play in Fed Cup, maybe she will return in Dubai (tournament scheduled February 15th-21st)”. While her absence from the Federation Cup match against Austria would normally not be a cause for concern, Ivanovic must play in at least one match for her national team if she wants to participate in the Olympic Games. Ivanovic’s participation in the miniature play-off will be essential with Rio de Janeiro getting closer and closer.

Broken toes can be very painful if not treated properly. If you have sustained a broken toe and are seeking treatment, contact podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will provide you with quality treatment and attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.   

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe with ease.
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  •  tingling or numbness in the toe
  • injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By Alan J. Discont, DPM, FACFAS
December 10, 2014
Tags: Broken Toe  

Drop a can of soup on your foot or whack your toe into a wall—we have all been there before.  While you may not think anything of these common “stubs,” you may begin to experience a throbbing, swollen, broken toe.  A broken toe is painful, so don’t suffer through it—visit your podiatrist in Chandler for a diagnosis and proper treatment plan.

Conservative treatments can often help decrease the pain and swelling to help the fracture heal properly.  Your Chandler podiatrist offers these at home solutions to help with healing your broken toe:

  • Elevation – by keeping your foot raised above the level of your heart, you can help decrease swelling and discomfort. Prop your foot up on some pillows, especially when sleeping.
  • Ice – put ice in a plastic bag and apply it to your injured toe for 15-20 minutes every 1-2 hours for the first couple days.  Don’t forget to place a towel between the skin and the ice to protect your skin.
  • Rest – avoid any strenuous exercise, prolonged standing, or walking.  Crutches or a special show may be needed when walking to avoid placing extra weight on the broken toe while it heels, which can be determined by your podiatrist in Chandler .

Depending on the location and severity of your broken toe, your Chandler podiatrist might need to splint or cast your toe.  Contact us at Family Foot and Ankle Care, PC for further diagnosis and treatment planning for the proper healing of your broken toe so that you can get back to your normal day-to-day schedule.