How do I know if I have a toe fracture?
How to Tell if a Toe is Broken: Symptoms & Identification
- Severe bruising.
- Intense & throbbing pain.
- Difficulty walking.
- Toenail discoloration.
- Crooked & misshapen appearance of the toe.
What does a hairline fracture in toe feel like?
What are the symptoms of a hairline fracture? The most common symptom of a hairline fracture is pain. This pain can gradually get worse over time, especially if you don’t stop weight-bearing activity. Pain is usually worse during activity and lessens during rest.
Should I get a suspected broken toe checked?
Immediate action required: Go to A&E if: you think you have broken your big toe. your toe is pointing out at an odd angle. the bone is sticking out of your toe. there was a snap, grinding or popping noise at the time of injury.
Can you break your toe and still walk?
It is common to break a toe bone and still be able to walk on it. Go to a hospital’s emergency department if you have the following signs or symptoms. Call a doctor if any of the following occur: If the broken toe pain worsens or new pain is not relieved by pain medication.
Will a broken toe heal on its own?
Most broken toes will heal on their own with proper care at home. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for complete healing. Most pain and swelling will go away within a few days to a week. If something was dropped on the toe, the area under the toenail can bruise.
What kind of injury causes a broken toe?
A broken (fractured) toe is an injury normally caused by either dropping a heavy object on the toe or stubbing the toe hard. Generally it takes quite a lot of force to break a bone.
Which is the most common fracture in the foot?
The most common foot fractures are in the toes or the long bones just behind the toes (metatarsals). A broken foot is an injury to the bone. You may experience a broken foot during a car crash or from a simple misstep or fall.
How can a doctor tell if you have a broken toe?
Even if it’s a simple fracture, your toe could heal improperly, which can cause problems down the road, such as arthritis. Your doctor will likely use an X-ray to determine if your toe is broken and what treatment is needed.
What to do if you have a fracture in your toe?
Buddy taping. If you have a simple fracture in any of your smaller toes, your doctor may tape the injured toe to its neighboring toe. The uninjured toe acts like a splint. Always put some gauze or felt in between toes before taping them together to prevent skin irritation.