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I recently dropped a heavy drawer on my toe. Within an hour is started to bruise on top of my foot. And my toe is swollen. Also, I can walk on it . I just have a numbness/tingle in my foot and leg. Should I go get this looked at ?

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In brief: Toe injury

The injury that you're describing could be a contusion which is a bruise of the bone or possibly a fracture of the toe.
The total should be evaluated by a podiatrist. You may need x-rays to rule out a fracture. The numbness that you were experiencing is usually due to the swelling of the Toe.

In brief: Toe injury

The injury that you're describing could be a contusion which is a bruise of the bone or possibly a fracture of the toe.
The total should be evaluated by a podiatrist. You may need x-rays to rule out a fracture. The numbness that you were experiencing is usually due to the swelling of the Toe.
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Go with RICE.

You need to immediately start applying a ice/cold pack to the area.
Also elevate the foot and stay off of it. A mild compression may help also. Depending on how it feels tomorrow, you can decide as to whether or not to have it x-rayed. The numbness can be to the swelling and probably not to nerve damage. Blood vessels are easily damaged, especially those on the top and side of the foot.

In brief: Go with RICE.

You need to immediately start applying a ice/cold pack to the area.
Also elevate the foot and stay off of it. A mild compression may help also. Depending on how it feels tomorrow, you can decide as to whether or not to have it x-rayed. The numbness can be to the swelling and probably not to nerve damage. Blood vessels are easily damaged, especially those on the top and side of the foot.
Dr. Scott Keith
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