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How do I know if I broke a toe?

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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Usually a broken toe will swell, bruise, painful to touch, can't move it without pain, and maybe appear misaligned.
The only way to be sure about a fracture is to get an x-ray.

In brief: Pain

Usually a broken toe will swell, bruise, painful to touch, can't move it without pain, and maybe appear misaligned.
The only way to be sure about a fracture is to get an x-ray.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: X-ray

Xrays are simple and are a first line tool in determining the presence of a fracture.

In brief: X-ray

Xrays are simple and are a first line tool in determining the presence of a fracture.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: X ray

If it is misaligned, it is probably broken or dislocated.
If it is in good alignment, but is painful when you squeeze the toe from side to side, it is possible that it is broken. Have it evaluated. Dr l.

In brief: X ray

If it is misaligned, it is probably broken or dislocated.
If it is in good alignment, but is painful when you squeeze the toe from side to side, it is possible that it is broken. Have it evaluated. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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