Nickelodeon actress Ariana Grande broke several of her toes recently when she slipped in a pile of her dog’s urine at a party. Her manager Scooter Braun posted a screenshot of a text message she sent him on Instagram reading “Had a party last night and in front of a lot of people I slipped in a huge pile of Ophelia piss, slammed into a wall and broke 3 toes. Have a great day.”
Apparently the Grande family is quite prone to injuries. Earlier the star had tweeted about an incident that occurred that same weekend involving a lit firework that became acquainted with her brother’s eye.
There are fewer foot injuries more painful than broken toes. If you suspect that your toes may be broken, it’s recommended to visit a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha will provide you with the professional care you need.
What to Know About a Broken Toe
Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.
Symptoms of a Broken Toe
- throbbing pain
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- the inability to move the toe with ease.
- toe appears crooked or disfigured
- tingling or numbness in the toe
- injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.
Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours during the first two days after the fracture.
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