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Old 04-28-2008, 12:48 AM
 
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Note: I'm speaking of my second toe and not my big toe.

Last Sunday, I was playing in a ball hockey game and I either got a hard slash on my SECOND toe or I banged it against the boards while sliding. This happened mid-game and although it was painful, I decided to continue on with the game.

The next day, I saw that my toe was pretty swollen in comparison with the same toe on my other foot. It was also very red and blue and could definitely not walk normally on it. At about day 3, the bruising colors faded away (blue and red) and my toe regained its natural color. I could still not walk on it normally but things were improving.

Let's fast forward to today, which is now day 7 (almost 8 as I post this). Although the discoloration is gone as mentioned previously, the toe is still noticeably swollen. I have a much easier time walking but there is still pain. I decided to participate in this weekends ball hockey game which was tonight and I know I aggravated it a little bit. I was able to run and all and played through the pain of it but it wasn't normal and I brought back more pain.

By applying pressure on the middle of the toe, there is still noticeable pain and I cannot fully bend my toe inward or outward without pain.

Is this toe broken/fractured or is it a bad sprain?

Also, is there anything that can be done for this, do I need to go see a doctor?
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I'd say it's probably broken. However, I've broken toes without getting medical attention. I don't remember NOT being able to walk on it a week later...the next day, no, but not a week later...

Of course, I taped two toes together (to the larger toe) to immobilize it too. Seeing a doctor is your call...
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:52 AM
 
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I broke both of my little toes at different times, but the doctor said he could do nothing but tape one to the other. It took me 3 weeks or so before I could really walk.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Yup; you can't do anything for a broken toe but tape it to the toe next to it. I broke my toe years ago, went to the doctor, all they did was tape it...
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I also broke the same small toe twice,it turned almost black and there is nothing that can be done for it.It seemed to heal quickly though.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Texas
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There may indeed not be much in the form of treatment, but I think you should touch base with your doctor.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Go to the doctor and get an x-ray of the toe. Nothing can be done about it but you'll know if it is fractured or not. My daughter just last month jammed her big toe and kept tripping over it...so we got an x-ray and saw that it was not broken; just needed TLC for awhile. Luckily the doctor visit cost nothing and final cost for the x-ray was $28 after insurance discounts. If you can't afford the doctor bills...just be careful that you don't keep adding more injury on top of what you've already got. Immobilized toes take awhile to get used to walking, but you do eventually get used to it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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i dropped a concret block on my foot last thursday mainly near my big toe,iwent for an exray and was told it wernt broken just badly bruised it was prity swollen when i had the xray the swellen has gone down but the bone near the big toe is still very pain full should i go back for another xray r just wait till it stops hurtin.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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It's been a month karen99; it should be feeling much better by now. If not and you can afford it get another xray but keep in mind they can't do anything about it. Time is the answer.
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