A member asked:

Kicked a bed about 3 months ago, now my toe still hurts when i try to bend it. maybe jammed or fractured?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Tip Toe Trauma: It is very possible the toe was fractured originally and now has what is known as a "non-union". Sometimes a broken bone will heal but the "bond" between the broken fragments remains like cartilage, flexible and soft, rather than hardening like concrete. When this happens, the callous (as we call it), will allow movement to occur in a place where it shouldn't. As a result pain will occur.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Traci Buxton answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: If your toe hurts when you move it for more than a couple of weeks following an injury, it's time to come see your doctor for an examination and foot x-ray.

Answered 10/2/2017

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Dr. Thomas Rohde answered

Specializes in Anti-Aging Medicine

Fractured?: Discomfort that lasts 3 months would make me think of a fracture that you keep re-injuring when walking/bending the toe. Xray would confirm, but treatment to speed healing is usually same - tape to next toe to prevent flexion, use firm shoe with little flex to sole, at the extreme a post surgical shoe from a medical supply store.

Answered 5/20/2016

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