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How Can I Tell If My Big Toe Fractured Or Just Badly Bruised
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I droped a hair dryer on my foot right under the big toe.. Looks a little bruise but hurts. Is it fractured?
Stubbed toe, (beside big toe) few days ago, bruising, min. swelling but hurts when I move it, esp. right on top of foot, could I have fractured it?
Maybe : Only way to tell is with an X-ray. If the toe is still straight, the only thing that is usually done is a splint to the adjacent toe. If the symptoms are bad enough, and/or the toe is deformed, best to have an X-ray. See an orthopedist next week to get this done. Otherwise, need to go to an ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does bruising normally occur after a fracture or break in a foot and pain in big toe, what causes that?
My teenage daughter's big toe (and into her foot) hurts to bend, and there is no bruising. Strain, sprain or fracture?
Stubbed/fractured?: If it is stubbed, then it'll probably be a contusion that will take a few days to subside. If there is bruising under the nail, there's a chance that you'll still see some residual bruising at that nail for up to a year, but the toe would be ok. However, if you fractured the toe, then it's a minimum of 6-8 weeks if you started treating the toe after it was injured. ...Read more
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