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Can you play soccer w a broken toe?

Can you play soccer w a broken toe?

Not recommended: Broken toes cause pain, swelling and possible deformity. These fractures take 4-8 weeks to heal and become non-painful and the swelling can take months to resolve maing it difficulty in many cases to fit into a shoe. Playing soccer if not healed is intuitively wrong can delay heeling and increase swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Hubert Lee
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Toe Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a traumatic loss in continuity of the cortex of a bone; it is described as a toe fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

Soccer toe: Pain under the toe nail can be due to worn out or poorly fitting soccer boots. Make sure you are fitted and padding the top of the toe can definitely help. Losing a nail due to a subungual (beneath the nail) hematoma is not that uncommon. Should these fail, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My uncle and I where playing soccer and He Smacked the ball hard at my Lower Leg when I bend my toes I have pain up the front of my leg?

My uncle and I where playing soccer and He Smacked the ball hard at my Lower Leg when I bend my toes I have pain up the front of my leg?

Bruised shin: Hopefully your shin is just bruised. Try icing it and applying aspercream It might take a while, but if it doesn't improve, you will need to get an xray to make sure that it is not broken. ...Read more

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My son has a swollen toe and foot after playing soccer today. How can I tell if it's serious?

My son has a swollen toe and foot after playing soccer today. How can I tell if it's serious?

Bruising & incr pain: The real concern is whether or not the toe has sustained a fracture. Signs and symptoms of a fracture would be increasing swelling, bruising (broken bones bleed), and pain or crepitance (crunching sound) would all suggest possibility of a broken bone. If pain does not improve overnight, an orthoapedic evaluation may be warranted. X-rays would definitively confirm absence or presence of a fracture. ...Read more

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Pain in the ball of the foot every time I play soccer and also when I walk sometimes but it gets worse when I play soccer which I play with cleats?

Pain in the ball of the foot every time I play soccer and also when I walk sometimes but it gets worse when I play soccer which I play with cleats?

Modify cleats: It does sound like metatarsalgia, this could happen in people with a very high arch or a very flat foot. Depending on the cleats, you can file the offending cleat (s) down 1/4in, or unscrew one or two. But it sound like you need custom foot orthotics. In the meantime an otc spenco (r) insole might help. ...Read more

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Is pigeon toe a concern in toddlers? Mine has been walking this way since the beginning. He's otherwise healthy and runs a lot, plays soccer, etc.

Is pigeon toe a concern in toddlers? Mine has been walking this way since the beginning. He's otherwise healthy and runs a lot, plays soccer, etc.

Common variation: Kids often seem to in toe as they start walking and gradually straighten as the upper leg bone (femoral neck) matures. Mention this to your doc at a checkup and s/he can verify or exclude the issue. ...Read more

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I play soccer. The top of my right foot is paining. I feel it's the nerve. I don't feel anything when I don't wear my tight cleats/hit ball. What to do?

I play soccer. The top of my right foot is paining. I feel it's the nerve. I don't feel anything when I don't wear my tight cleats/hit ball. What to do?

Foot pain in athlete: It may be wise to get to a podiatrist so that your future athletic prowess can continue. Pain with tight shoes/cleats may be a sign the foot is mildly swollen. ...Read more

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I broke my big toe 3 weeks ago playing soccer. How much longer will I have to wait before I can play sports again?

I broke my big toe 3 weeks ago playing soccer. How much longer will I have to wait before I can play sports again?

Depends: Depends on how severe the fracture and how it is treated. Since it is the large toe I would say 3months. ...Read more

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Hi there. I was playing soccer and my right foot got hit with the ball from the inside out and now it hurts like 3 inches back on my little toe.

Hi there. I was playing soccer and my right foot got hit with the ball from the inside out and now it hurts like 3 inches back on my little toe.

Isn't the ball: Supposed to hit your foot in soccer? The area in question is the fifth metatarsal. If you have pain there an xray would be a good idea to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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The base of my foot hurts every time I play soccer!? This has been happening for the past 10 months I don't know if it's callus or something else

The base of my foot hurts every time I play soccer!? This has been happening for the past 10 months I don't know if it's callus or something else

Cushioning: It could be a lot of different things, but try additional cushioning in your shoes first. If the problem persists, see a local podiatrist. I like spenco polysorb cross-trainer replacement insoles for what you describe. ...Read more

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Hey I'm Paul and 16 yrs. I was playing soccer and while running I hurt my toe it isn't swollen or red put hurts when I try to walk on it?

Let it recover...: You need to stay off of it, apply ice to the area in question rest and elevate it. If the problem does not improve in a day, you should have it evaluated. If the toe improves, then you can hold off for another day or two. As long as the toe is improving with time, it is probably not seriously injured. To remove all doubt have your family doctor or a Healthtap specialist evaluate it. ...Read more

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After playing soccer, front of ankle hurts when pointing toes/foot up and down. Been a week and still hurts the same. Ankle is a bit swollen. Thanks?

After playing soccer, front of ankle hurts when pointing toes/foot up and down. Been a week and still hurts the same. Ankle is a bit swollen. Thanks?

You need to see a: Dr to assess what is wrong. First and foremost you need to stop playing nail you figure out what it is as you are likely making it worse by continuing to play. ...Read more

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I hurt my second to last toe on my right foot while playing soccer 2 days ago. I'm starting tournament tomorrow and my mom won't take me to the doctors?

I hurt my second to last toe on my right foot while playing soccer 2 days ago. I'm starting tournament tomorrow and my mom won't take me to the doctors?

Call UR pediatrician: You must be over 16 YO to post questions, and always direct your medical questions to your doctor, so you don't hurt yourself more. IN your case, your pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do I need to go see a doctor if I broke my toe and what would they do or is there something I can do at home? Well today I was playing soccer in the house and I went to kick the ball and missed the ball and kicked the door frame! Right now, its the 2nd to

Do I need to go see a doctor if I broke my toe and what would they do or is there something I can do at home? Well today I was playing soccer in the house and I went to kick the ball and missed the ball and kicked the door frame! Right now, its the 2nd to

For: For the most part, lesser toe (that is, not the big, or great, toe) fractures heal on their own. A doctor would help with x-rays and supportive measures, such as a hard-soled shoe or buddy taping the toes together.

However, a fracture with a puncture of the skin can get infected, and a poorly aligned toe can get in the way, particularly with certain types of shoes. Fractures of the great toe should always be evaluated by an orthopaedic or foot surgeon. If the fracture is at all suspicious, you should get it evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Pain in interphalangeal joint of big toe a few weeks but playing soccer last night the pain has increased significantly. Hurts to walk on it. Help?

Pain in interphalangeal joint of big toe a few weeks but playing soccer last night the pain has increased significantly. Hurts to walk on it. Help?

Stop playing: Soccer and see a podiatrist for x-rays. It is possible it is something like a capsulitis or synovitis of the capsule that envelopes the toe joint. (think sprain). A fracture should also be ruled out. Inflammation of the extensor hallucis longus tendon is another concern.
You need to stop playing until this is healed.
The toe should likely be wrapped until you can see the doctor to prevent motion. ...Read more

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Gradually worsening pain when walking on the lateral side of foot. Slight swelling over the cuboid. Play soccer but no recent specific injury occurred?

Gradually worsening pain when walking on the lateral side of foot. Slight swelling over the cuboid. Play soccer but no recent specific injury occurred?

Get evaluated: I suggest you see a Podiatrist for an evaluation. A few possibilities can include bruising from a tackle, tendonitis, stress fracture. Don't ignore the pain as it can side line you for a while. ...Read more

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I play soccer and when I point my foot down. My foot hurts like in one spot near the talus navicular. By inside of ankle and top of foot?

I play soccer and when I point my foot down. My foot hurts like in one spot near the talus navicular. By inside of ankle and top of foot?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, primarily divided into soft tissue verse bone causes. Examples of soft tissue problems would be a tendonitis of the anterior tibialis muscle. From a bone perspective, a tarsal coalition or a accessory bone in that area can cause symptoms. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer and a guy stepped on my foot. My left big toe now has like a clicking sound when I twist it. An X-ray has revealed no broken bone?

You may: Have a soft tissue injury, like a torn extensor hood apparatus, tissue which holds the tendon down and so you may be hearing the extensor tendon moving out of place. A dynamic ultrasound or MRI can confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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I hurt the top of my foot 2 years ago playing soccer. It is really hurting today and I had an xray but it didn't show anything.

I hurt the top of my foot 2 years ago playing soccer. It is really hurting today and I had an xray but it didn't show anything.

Non-steroidal: Anti-inflammatory drugs would probably be beneficial to relieve the discomfort however further specialist evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon would be advisable. Sometimes small fractures do not show up on X-ray for a few weeks. There are other tests that can also be performed to evaluate your symptoms. Make a followup appointment. ...Read more

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I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

Foot injury: Get foot X-ray if you feel pain upon weight-bearing. Apply Ice, keep foot elevated, get it a rest for few days. Take Ibuprofen after meals. Need to caution you about Ibuprofen do not take for a prolonged time, limit it's use to three times a day. If you have stomach ulcers you should be vigilant for any abdominal pain or black stools.

If does not go away or subside seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Sprained my foot 2 days ago while playing soccer, I've left it untreated since then, even played soccer again yesterday. Is it too late to wrap?

Sprained my foot 2 days ago while playing soccer, I've left it untreated since then, even played soccer again yesterday. Is it too late to wrap?

Never 2 late 2 wrap: Do the wrap after the foot has been elevated 4 a while so the swelling is minimal.

Do this especially if U R having trouble with it. A trip 2 Ur ortho is not a bad idea if it continues 2 B a problem. ...Read more

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What to do about foot pain while playing soccer?

What to do about foot pain while playing soccer?

See Podiatrist: And have it properly evaluated. You have not said where on foot and for how long has this been going on as well as if any particular action exacerbates this. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer and someone stood on my foot. I don't think it's broken but it hurts everytime I walk for long periods or do any exercising?

I was playing soccer and someone stood on my foot. I don't think it's broken but it hurts everytime I walk for long periods or do any exercising?

Sounds: Like a BRUISE although a hairline or "chip" fracture cannot be ruled out without a simple xray....Since it appears that you do not wish to REST/ICE/ELEVATE perhaps you should seek the xray to know WHAT you are dealing with. A contusion (bruise will be better in 10 days to two weeks a fracture 6-8 weeks!!
BE WISE BE WELL Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more