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


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What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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Just stubbed my pinky toe not even an hour ago, it hurt for about ten minutess. Now it stings really bad and is bruised blue and purple. Is that bad?.

Just stubbed my pinky toe not even an hour ago, it hurt for about ten minutess. Now it stings really bad and is bruised blue and purple. Is that bad?.

Maybe: Try off-loading it with a stiff sandal and wrapping it next to the 4th toe (buddy splinting). Use ice and antiinflammatory medication (ibuprofen, etc). If it continues to hurt for 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor, but all they'll do is what i just instructed with an xray. Good luck. ...Read more

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I stubbed my pinky toe last week and is still swollen, bruised and painful to touch and walk on it. I'm type II diabetic. ?

I stubbed my pinky toe last week and is still swollen, bruised and painful to touch and walk on it. I'm type II diabetic. ?

Fracture?: May have broken a bone particularly if you have diabetes. Boot or cast may be necessary. Recommend having it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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If I bend my toes, my pinky toe makes a popping sound sometimes. Also, when I push it, it hurts like a bruise. I don't remember hitting it...

Contusion: You must have injured the Last toe ( pinky) knowingly. Do what is called Buddy taping. It is not weight bearing Toe so it will heal. Apply Ice and tape it with the adjacent Toe to prevent movement. Do not wear close toe shoe. If pain continues bend 1 week o gets worse, get frayed. ...Read more

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I stubbed my pinky toe a few days ago and it is very red, swollen, and sensitive to touch. I am not sure if it is broken because there is no bruising.

I stubbed my pinky toe a few days ago and it is very red, swollen, and sensitive to touch. I am not sure if it is broken because there is no bruising.

It could be.: If it hurts to move it could be fractured. But a pinky toe rarely needs any special treatment. Sometimes buddy taping the 5th toe to the 4th toe helps. Also wearing a hard sole shoe helps. ...Read more

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I stubbed my toe ( the one next to the pinky toe ) three days ago, and it is still badly bruised. Looks purpleish red, certain areas blackish. it's no?

I stubbed my toe ( the one next to the pinky toe ) three days ago, and it is still badly bruised. Looks purpleish red, certain areas blackish. it's no?

Buddy taping.: As long as the stubbing has not left your toe with some obscene angular deformity, either up/down or right/ left, your toe will probably do just fine with a minimal amount of help. The blood is from vessels that have obviously been injured. The key now is prevent further injury as well as stabilize the toe so healing can proceed uninterrupted. Splinting seems to work in most cases. ...Read more

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I stubbed my pinky toe and its very bruised, swollen and has a burning sensation. Should i get it checked out by a doctor or just treat it at home?

I would : Get it checked. Sounds like a fracture but if its displaced it will need to be reduced. Most often the aren't displaced and can tape it to the next toe to immobilize it. ...Read more

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