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i have a badly bruised toe how do i treat it

A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Refer to answer: Keep toe clean. Tape it to adjacent toe to keep it from moving too much. Most suspected bruised toes also are broken. To make sure see your dr.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Ice: And time.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satya Allaparthi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Toe bruise: If it's like that for last 3 months with no improvement I advise you to get it checked with your physician
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Weight bearing?: If you are able to bear weight on it and move it then it's probably not broken. An xray can tell for sure. A blood collection under the toenail can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See Podiatrist: To get proper evaluation and treatment. This will require ingrown portion of nail to be cut out. In the mean time, try soaking and apply antibiotic cr ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Have it checked : See a foot and ankle specialist and make sure it's a fracture. An xray would tell you. After that point, when your diagnosis is made, the doc will g ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Foot fungus: Antifungal cream.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest.icing: Usual symptoms depend of the degree of your sprain, you may have swelling, some degree of pain specially when grabing or lifting and with certain move ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Good question: If you hurt your toe and it is red bruised and swollen, it may be bruised to the bone. I recommend seeing a doctor because you may need an xray to ma ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You would need an: x-ray to know for sure (unless it was a badly angulated fracture).
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x-ray will tell you quickly if you have a fracture.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dann Byck
Dr. Dann Byck answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray : If you have any question then see your orthopedicy for x rays.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracshured?: Depending on the mechanism of injury, it may be a simple contusion or a fracture (i.e. Broken). The greater the amount of violence at the time of inj ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: The only way to know is to have an x-ray taken.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They would still be able to operate if necessary. You can buddy tape it to your 4th toe next to it. They can also prescribe pain medications. Please h ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
See physician: I am not sure what the knot looks like or how long you have had it. I suggest you see your internist or family physician to show it to them. I am not ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: You would need an x-ray to tell if you fractured the ankle.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: You need to see a podiatrist for exam, x-ray and treatment.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
You : You certainly could have broken it, and most broken ankles are from a simple "inversion injury." doctors use a set of rules known as the ottawa criter ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
34 years experience Sports Medicine
Relative rest: Heel pain can describe many conditions. Heel pain on the bottom of the foot associated with activities is caused by plantar fasciitis. This is an infl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: Would be a good start. Most often that will make the diagnosis.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
XRay: In order to tell if your toe is fractured, you need an x ray to look at the bones of your foot.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam and X-rays : More severe ankle sprains can be difficult to differentiate from ankle fractures.The mechanism of injury can be very similar and some ankle fx. Pts c ... Read More

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