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A 27-year-old male asked:

3 months ago i was playing soccer and someone stepped on my foot.my big toe and the middle toe became purple and were swollen.i applied ice and rested?

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Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
BROKEN?: You're young. If healthy, you should be close to normal after three months. If not, an x-ray is warranted to r/o fracture.
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Treat broken toe: If there is a suspicion of broken toe, besides ice and rest, you can consider taping the injured toe to it's neighbor, "buddy tape" Use a guaze or cotton between the toes and use bandage adhesive to secure the two together, do this for up to 6 weeks to ensure bone healing, and if the bone is not broken, just pain subside.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2017

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