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Facts About and Symptoms of a Broken Toe

Tuesday, 16 January 2024 00:00

A broken toe, though seemingly minor, unfolds as a painful reality, demanding attention to its distinctive features. The anatomy of toes, comprising small bones known as phalanges, renders them susceptible to fractures. A break in the toe may occur from trauma, such as dropping a heavy object on it or stubbing it against a hard surface. The symptoms of a broken toe are noticeable through localized pain, swelling, and bruising, often accompanied by difficulty in bearing weight on the affected toe. A limited range of motion and deformity, where the toe appears crooked or misaligned, are indicative signs. The pain intensifies with movement or pressure, and in some cases, there may be a noticeable cracking sound at the time of injury. If you have broken your toe, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can perform a correct diagnosis and treat it accordingly.

Broken toes may cause a lot of pain and should be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Steven Schwartz from Pennsylvania. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is a Broken Toe?

A broken toe occurs when one or more of the toe bones of the foot are broken after an injury. Injuries such as stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on it may cause a toe fracture.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Swelling
  • Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
  • Stiffness
  • Nail Injury

Although the injured toe should be monitored daily, it is especially important to have a podiatrist look at your toe if you have severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include worsening or new pain that is not relieved with medication, sores, redness, or open wounds near the toe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Chambersburg, and Mcconnellsburg, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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