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I jammed my toe hard about a week ago. While it doesn't hurt much anymore, it's still stiff and swollen. Is this normal or may it be broken?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: R/O STRESS FRACTURE

You need to rule out a stress fracture of the toe/foot.
You need an exam and Xray . If negative a bone scan is indicated. It takes awhile to heal and you may need pain medication and close follow up. If healing is delayed you can have PRP = PLATELET RICH PLASMA TO EXPEDITE HEALING.

In brief: R/O STRESS FRACTURE

You need to rule out a stress fracture of the toe/foot.
You need an exam and Xray . If negative a bone scan is indicated. It takes awhile to heal and you may need pain medication and close follow up. If healing is delayed you can have PRP = PLATELET RICH PLASMA TO EXPEDITE HEALING.
Dr. John Feola
Dr. John Feola
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Toe jammed

If still stiff and swollen and unchanged would get an xray to check for fracture, though usually fractures even a week out are associated with pain.

In brief: Toe jammed

If still stiff and swollen and unchanged would get an xray to check for fracture, though usually fractures even a week out are associated with pain.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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