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How do I tell if my toe is broken or sprained. Need to go to the doctor?

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In brief: X-ray

The only way to tell is to get an xray.
I would recommend checking in with a doctor to see what is going on.

In brief: X-ray

The only way to tell is to get an xray.
I would recommend checking in with a doctor to see what is going on.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The only way to know for sure if a toe is broken is with an x-ray.
Other symptoms, like pain, swelling, and bruising, are similar between sprains and breaks.

In brief: Yes

The only way to know for sure if a toe is broken is with an x-ray.
Other symptoms, like pain, swelling, and bruising, are similar between sprains and breaks.
Dr. Karl Mangold
Dr. Karl Mangold
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