A member asked:

Dropped 10 pound weight on my big toe yesterday around 10pm. initial pain was high, then slept it off around 1. woke up at 6 due to the pain. been icing it 10-15 mins every 2 hours while elevating my foot. toe hurts when i walk. no physical deformity?

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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Correct initially: You are addressing the injury correctly. I would add taking NSAID. Anti inflammatory medicine to help pain and swelling. Your main concern is whether you broke any bones? If pain and healing continues to improve you might have got lucky with no fractures. You do not need displacement of toe to have a fracture. You can wait a couple of days. If pain persists I would then consider an X-ray.

Answered 12/1/2020



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