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Broken toe vs bruised toe

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Often next day.: Sometimes shortly after injury - but it is not uncommon for bruising & swelling to be more apparent the next day.
Dr. Todd Schafer
Podiatry 34 years experience
Third day.: The cellular response to any injury in the body usually happens in the second or third day after the injury or event.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It could be: There could be damage to cartilage, soft tissue, tendons, ligaments, nerves - the only real way to know is evaluation to include x-ray, history and ph... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Have it xrayed: Broken toe can be painful, i hope you hade xrays and it showed the break.It is treated by spliniting it to the next toe and heals pretty fast if the b... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
OK Buddy tape: Generally, 2nd, 3rd, 4th toe fractures are treated conservatively (no surgery). Fractures that are displaced and/or dislocated need to be seen for xra... Read More
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 years experience
If it is a concern: It is not unusual to break a toe. If the toe is in good alignment, pink and warm, that is a good sign. You should have it evaluated either in the er i... Read More
Dr. Farshad Bathaee
Podiatry 25 years experience
Broken toe: You can go to a podiatrist's office for an x-ray and evaluation. They can also treat you for any problem of that toe.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes, get it checked: Most of the time the treatment for a broken toe is a hard soled shoe so that there is minimal bending of the toe. However, you need to be seen to make... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Get it checked now: How do you know you broke your bone in the bone of your small toe.It seems you ignored an injury to your 5th toe which might have been fractured and w... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Toes: The way to treat these two toes is to mobilize them with tape over the two toes as splinting is of no value important thing with diabetics is to make ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Did u bang your : Whole foot? Are you walking differently due to the toe fracture that could of caused shoe rubbing or something of the sort? How was the fifth toe trea... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: Big toe fractures generally require more restrictions whereas simple fractures of the lesser toes can be treated with simple buddy taping to the adja... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Pain,: Swelling, a positive fracture seen on x-ray.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Reduced pain: Reduced pain and swelling, maintained alignment of the toe, fading bruises, and x-rays that show evidence are good ways to make sure your toe fracture... Read More
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