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Causes of a Broken Toe and When to See a Podiatrist

A broken toe can result from various causes, including direct trauma, stubbing the toe against a hard surface, or dropping a heavy object on the foot. Sports injuries, accidents, and even sudden, forceful movements can also lead to a toe fracture. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking. While minor fractures may heal with rest and home care, it is important to know when to call a podiatrist. Seek medical attention if there is intense pain, visible deformity, numbness, or if the toe is cold or pale, indicating poor blood flow. Persistent swelling and an inability to move the toe also warrant a professional evaluation. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is vital to prevent complications and ensure proper healing of a broken toe. If you have any of the above symptoms and believe you may have fractured your toe, it is suggested that you seek prompt attention from a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat broken toes.

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 one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Inc.. Our doctors 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 offices located in Beachwood, Mayfield Heights, Mentor, and Tallmadge, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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