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A broken toe, a common injury often overlooked, presents a set of distinct symptoms that warrant attention for prompt diagnosis and care. Persistent pain, swelling, and bruising around the affected toe are primary indicators of a fracture. The injured toe may appear misaligned or take on an unusual shape, signaling structural damage. Limited range of motion and difficulty bearing weight on the foot are common challenges experienced with a broken toe. In some cases, a noticeable snapping or popping sound may accompany the injury, indicating the moment of impact or trauma. If you suspect a broken toe, it is essential to seek medical attention for a thorough examination and possibly imaging studies, such as X-rays. Understanding and recognizing these symptoms can expedite the healing process, ensuring proper care and preventing complications associated with untreated broken toes. If you have broken your toe, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can confirm the diagnosis and offer correct treatment options.

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 Anthony Ricciardi Jr., DPM from Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada. 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 our office located in Las Vegas, Nevada . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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