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By Foot First Podiatry Center
May 15, 2019
Category: toe pain

People tend to have many misconceptions when it comes to what should or should not be done when taking care of a broken or severely injured toe. A major myth about a broken toe is that the toe can’t be broken if you can walk on it, but this is not true, especially in the case of a stress fracture or minor break which may only be present with intermittent pain.

You may be able to treat a minor toe injury by resting and avoiding continued pressure on the toe, but if swelling and pain persist for more than a day or two, see your foot doctor for the proper evaluation and treatment. Treating a broken toe properly is necessary to help prevent future complications including arthritis and constant pain. If a broken toe is reset in a bent position, surgery may be needed to straighten it out.

3 treatments for a broken or severely sprained toe may include the following:

  1. Specially made inserts, splints, and braces—These custom made orthotic devices can be used to isolate, support, and cushion the affected toe. You may also need specially designed shoes with a wide toe box area and extra room for the supports.
  2. Immobilization with a rigid plastic boot—A rigid boot may have to be worn to completely immobilize the foot and protect the injured toe.
  3. Taping—A broken or severely sprained toe can be taped to an adjoining toe to help prevent movement.

If you need help treating a broken toe, see your foot care professional for the proper diagnosis and treatment. Schedule an appointment with the Foot First Podiatry Center in New Albany, IN. Our highly-qualified podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha, D.P.M. is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic care and medical treatment for you and your feet. Contact us at (812) 945-9221 and schedule an appointment today!

(Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images) 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
  • swelling
  • 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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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office which is located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Lucas Glover during the final round of the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.Despite an injured toe, Lucas Glover is competing in the Wyndham Championship. Glover was forced to withdraw from Wednesday’s pro-am after breaking his middle toe on daughter Lucille’s crib.

However, that did not stop Glover from going into the open-round tee the next day, and will continue to press further. “He was dead set on playing,” manager Marc Barnhardt said to Golf Channel, “he had to withdraw last year because of his knee and he considers this a home game. He’s determined to play if he can.”

Suffering from a broken toe can be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry can assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

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
· swelling
· 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 then taping the two toes together with medical tape.

For more information on broken toe please follow link below.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more on Broken Toe.