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fracture vs sprained toe

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
16 years experience Podiatry
Ouch: Usually one would expect to see swelling, pain, possibly redness and warmth to the area, and possibly deformity of the toe. If you suspect a fracture ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, and bruising, and angulation deformity are signs of a possible fractured toe. Have it evaluated by a professional and have it x-rayed ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
47 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x-ray will help.
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
X-rays are the: Best way to know for sure. Both injuries are painful, both can produce swelling or get black/blue.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Unless an injury resulted in bone protruding through your skin, the only way to diagnose a fractured ankle would be to have x-rays performed. I would ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Xray: An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
40 years experience Podiatry
Both Can Hurt: Both can create an equal amount of pain so x-rays are important to determine the extent and location of a fracture or break in the bone. Also an x-ra ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
need to rule out Fx: See a doctor or go to the er, have the toe x rayed and you will know. If the meantime rest, elevation and ice can be helpful.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Probably: In your situation,a cold compress with elevation of foot at level at least above heart overnight.Consult with Dr tomorow telephonically or whatsapp.Yo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Common mechanism!: Unbeknownst mild trauma can cause or result in a nondisplaced fracture or sprain/bruise of a big toe that strikes a solid (marble) structure. Pain and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Burning foot: While the best way to be sure is through an in-person examination it sounds like you have a nerve injury around the ankle. The nerve that controls sen ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Have it reevaluated: Was the foot x rayed? Have the issue reevaluated in pain persists.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
RICE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/rice_%28medicine%29.

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