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A 21-year-old female asked:

About 30 minutes ago i dropped something on my toe. now it looks swollen. i asked my mom to look at it and she says its just bruised. i can bend it but it hurts to walk

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Dr. Andrea Gonzalez Gamez
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R.I.C.E: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. These may help to reduce your swollen toe. If pains continue you may need to get an x-ray to check if there are no fractures.
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