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A 40-year-old member asked:

my little toe really hurts when i walk/ how do i know if broken?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
X-ray: The only way is to have an x-ray taken.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 22 years experience
X-rays: An x-ray will show if it is broken.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
X-ray: If there was an injury then an x-ray would help make the diagnosis. Without injury the 5th or little toe could be in a contracted or rotated position and this can create pain in the joints. In addition spurs can develop between the toes from excessive pressure.

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How do I know if my toe is broken? It hurts to bend and walk on my toe, is that good enough?

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I was moving furniture in my home and a heavy bed (over 300lbs) fell on my great toe. I can bend the toe and walk but it's throbing and tingly.

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Toe Injury: There is little to do if the toe is fractured given how you report you are able to bear weight and ambulate. The toe may get bigger through swelling for another day or so. If you have any pain that is intolerable you may want to see your doctor.
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There's a lump under my big toe. Sometimes it hurts when pressure is applied to it when walking?

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