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How do i know if my toe is broken

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Xray: The only way that you will know if your toe is broken is by having an xray. Go to a foot and ankle specialist. The fact that you can walk on it does... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
See foot doc : Have x-rays, you need to know if there is displacement or if there is a break if it is intraarticular....Without an xray you can't determine the exten... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Symptoms/x-rays: If no pain, no swelling and fuctioning normally, it is clinically healed. An x-ray will provide objective analysis.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Urgent care: May need sutures to stop bleeding and rule out infection considering the amount of pain. Also a good idea to have vaccinations completed if not up to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Hard to tell: from your description. Could be mild bruising or scabs. It could be a mole or another type of skin lesion. See Podiatrist or Dermatologist if unsure.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 32 years experience
Pinky roes swelling: do they swell when wearing shoes, are shoes tight or narrow? Do they hurt? Does the swelling always stay there? Lots of question to this mystery. If t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several things: It could be just dry skin and or fissures of the skin from walking barefoot or wearing shoes without socks.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Vanichkachorn
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: Have you seen a spine surgeon? The numbness, pain, and weakness could be from a pinched nerve in the lower back
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It could be: Soft tissue inflammation/ cellulitis, sprained ankle/foot, gout etc. See your dr for reassurance. Take care!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
X-ray: An x-ray will tell you how severe the break is or if there is one.

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