A 30-year-old member asked:
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just smashed my toe and its dark purple and swollen still is this normal?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
See the podiatrist: To be on the safe side, have a podiatrist check your toe. Depending on how you smashed your toe, it may be superficial like a blood blister under the nail (subungual hematoma) or a more severe situation with a fractured bone. This could be enclosed or an open fracture in which the bone is exposed in the nail bed. It's not normal. Get checked to be safe!
Answered on Jan 24, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
No: You need an xray to evaluate if broken.
Answered on Jan 24, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Likely fracture: You want to check with podiatrist for x-ray to make sure its bot displaced.
Answered on Jan 24, 2016

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