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A 34-year-old member asked:

how could i know if i bruised my toe bone?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Good question: If you hurt your toe and it is red bruised and swollen, it may be bruised to the bone. I recommend seeing a doctor because you may need an xray to make sure it isn't broken.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Bone bruise: To be sure about a "bone bruise" or contusion, an MRI is usually the best way. However, a toe bone bruise is not a serious injury that needs an mri. Instead, simple x-rays, and clinical findings of pain, swelling should be sufficient enough. I hope this helps, if so please vote me up, or follow me. Thanks and good luck!
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Bruise: Clinical signs. As said an MRI is overkill for this. Simple x rays to rule out fracture are all that is needed

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Can it be possible to break the tip of the big toe bone?

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