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my toe is black and blue what should i do ?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Traumatic injury: First things first! ice and elevate. Call a local podiatrist in your area and try to get in for an evaluation today or tomorrow for a possible fracture. You at a minimum need a foot x-ray to determine if you fractured the toe. Otherwise, it is a contusion (bruise) and icing and elevating it will start the process.
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Was there an injury?: That is one way to develop black and blue. It also can be from a tight shoe or a circulatory dosorder. Is it painful.? Is the skin excessively cold or even hot. These all play into the possibilities. If this persists for more than a few days, or is swollen or cold, see a physician immediately. Try elevating foot.
Answered on Dec 1, 2019
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: If painful and after an injury you probabley should have it x-rayed to make sure there is no fracture.
Answered on Aug 17, 2012

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