A 47-year-old female asked:
Stubbed toe, (beside big toe) few days ago, bruising, min. swelling but hurts when i move it, esp. right on top of foot, could i have fractured it?
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Dr. David Earleanswered
General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe : Only way to tell is with an X-ray. If the toe is still straight, the only thing that is usually done is a splint to the adjacent toe. If the symptoms are bad enough, and/or the toe is deformed, best to have an X-ray. See an orthopedist next week to get this done. Otherwise, need to go to an ER. Hope this helps!
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