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Tips for a Speedy Recovery From a Broken Toe

Tuesday, 17 October 2023 00:00

A broken toe can be a painful and inconvenient injury, but with proper care, you can help it heal more quickly and minimize discomfort. First and foremost, it is essential to rest and protect the injured toe. This means avoiding putting weight on it and wearing comfortable, supportive footwear. Swelling and pain can be reduced by elevating the foot whenever possible, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. In some cases, a splint or buddy taping the broken toe to its neighbor toe can aid in stabilization. Be mindful of any signs of infection, such as increased pain, redness, or discharge, and seek medical attention promptly if you notice these symptoms. Patience is key when caring for a broken toe, as it may take several weeks to fully heal. If you have broken your toe, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose this condition, and guide you toward the treatment that is right for you.

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 Howard Waxman, DPM from Pleasant Valley Podiatry. 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 one of our offices located in Willoughby Hills and Broadview Heights, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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