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is my pinky toe broken

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Likely a corn: That can be filed with an emory board.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays will tell you if you fractured the toe or not. If you have swelling, bruising and pain of the little toe and moveme ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sorry...: The Mexican axolotl can regrow a limb, deer can regrow antlers, and starfish can regrow arms, but sorry to say... we humans cannot even regrow a littl ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Broke toe: Simple x-rays, and clinical findings of pain, swelling should be sufficient enough. Swelling and redness do not always mean "broken" bone, but could ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?: Have an x ray and see a doc please.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
24 years experience Podiatry
Xray: There could be numerous causes: trauma, circulation issue (although at your age it would be less of a concern) connective tissue disorder. See your lo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Any type of trauma can cause a broken toe.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Broken finger: If you had an injury to the finger, recommend getting xrays to rule out a fracture. In a young, active male with a painful, swollen finger, this would ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl kgabo Tabane
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Consult immediately: Not normal, please consult immediately.
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Yes and no.: Could it be that the traumatic event may have also traumatized your ankle. That could be determined through a evaluation of the method of injury. It m ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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No cause for concern: The small superficial cut on your small toe shouldn't be much of an issue as long as you can move your toe and feel the sensation at the tip of the to ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Nerve damage: The nerve leading to that part of the body is the peripheral branch of the medial cutaneous nerve. Just where the nerve was damaged I do not know but ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself.
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: It sure sounds like you could have a metacarpal fracture, particularly if you had sufficient mechanism such as a fall or you struck something with you ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Injury?: Was there an injury? How much nail was lost? Condition of other nails? Much will be determined by the answers to these questions. It may take months t ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: The commonest cause of flat nails is iron deficiency anemia.Spooning of nails also may result.
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: It sounds like you have an ingrown nail that is infected.
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: If you had injury. Infection will be next possible cause if no injury.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Unless the injury is very severe the more common cause would be subungual hematoma. That is blood under the nail plate and is very painful. Go to an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Could be a : Tailors bunion if below the toe and not on the toe.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O ONYCHOMYCOSIS: You need to be examined. You mat have a fungal nail and skin infection( Tinea Pedis). You can be treated with topical meds and oral if you fail topica ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Did you injure it?: Check the nail - is there any particular swelling or pus-like material coming from anywhere near the nail? Are your toes rubbing against overly tight ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Doubtful if there: Wasn't an acute injury. Have you considered seeing a pedorthist to help you find shoes that are better for the health of your feet ; toes?

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