Few things are more painful than a stubbed toe. Stubbing your toe by accidentally kicking it against a hard surface is also a good way to end up with a broken toe. Broken toes are common. They are usually caused by stubbing the toe or dropping something heavy on the foot.
In most instances, a broken toe can be easily treated by “buddy taping” it to the next toe. However, fractures involving the big toe, or more severe fractures of the smaller toes may require more serious treatment. Sometimes a cast may necessary. An in cases of severe fractures, surgery might be needed to ensure that the toe heals properly.
Feeling throbbing pain in the toe can be an indicator that the toe is broken. Sometimes the bone may have made a cracking noise when you got hurt. You may also hear the bone break at the time of injury. Broken toes often swell and pain persists after self-help measures such as RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation).
If there is a chance your toe may be broken, don’t wait. Call Podiatrist Centers today to come in for a comprehensive exam and diagnosis by one of our podiatrists. Call 773-375-7106 for our Chicago podiatrist office or 708-422-4300 for our Evergreen Park, IL podiatrist office.