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What is the main difference between a toe fracture and a sprain?

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In brief: Bone vs soft tissue

A toe fracture means one of the bones are broken, a sprain is a tear or strain of the soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments.

In brief: Bone vs soft tissue

A toe fracture means one of the bones are broken, a sprain is a tear or strain of the soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments.
Dr. James Lunsford
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In brief: Both Can Hurt

Both can create an equal amount of pain so x-rays are important to determine the extent and location of a fracture or break in the bone.
Also an x-ray will determine if the break extends into or involves one or more joints. A dislocation would also need to be ruled out. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of a ligament. Both can hurt and can take 3 to 6 weeks to heal. Sometimes surgery is needed.

In brief: Both Can Hurt

Both can create an equal amount of pain so x-rays are important to determine the extent and location of a fracture or break in the bone.
Also an x-ray will determine if the break extends into or involves one or more joints. A dislocation would also need to be ruled out. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of a ligament. Both can hurt and can take 3 to 6 weeks to heal. Sometimes surgery is needed.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: You need an x-ray.

To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated.
You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain.

In brief: You need an x-ray.

To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated.
You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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