Stubbed My Toe!!!!

Updated on April 07, 2008
A.G. asks from Westminster, CA
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Everyone does it and usually it's only hard enough to make you hold back and expletive...and hold your foot. I stubbed my toe while hurrying out of a room...against a floor door stop. It hurt like no other stubbed toe experience prior. Within seconds I couldn't put weight on my foot. It began to swell and stiffen up...well I'm not able to move it because it hurts so much.

This morning that toe and the one next to it are swollen along with part of the top of my foot. I am not able to put walk on it only hobble along on my heel.

QUESTION Do you think it's broken? Should I see my doctor? Or do you think staying off of it will be enough. I already put ice on it.

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So What Happened?

Thanks for your responses! Went to urgent care, had xrays, doc says he cannot see a fracture but didn't want to take any chances so I'm wearing the 'ugly' shoe for 2 weeks and buddy splinting my two toes together. Strange thing is that it's the top of my foot that is all discolored and hurts. Today was tough walking around and my foot is tired. Such is life with twin 3 year recup time for mama!
Thanks again!

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answers from Los Angeles on

theres not much they can do for a broken toe. just stay off your feet tape one toe to the other for stability and take something for pain. i know how you feel i broke my toe when i was like 6mos preg. i wanted to haller soo loud but it was 2am. hope you feel better!

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answers from Los Angeles on

OUCH! Stay off your feet and put ice on it. Take a Motrin or Tylenol to help ease the pain. If it still hurts like crazy tomorrow morning, go see your doctor.



answers from Los Angeles on

I absolutely think it's broken because I had the same type of experience a while back. The thing is, it's hard to reset a toe bone and your doctor may suggest you just allow it to heal on its own. To this day, I cannot bend my big toe and it'll be like this forever, and it's okay, except for the occassional cramp that can be relieved by bending all your toes and once, those cramps I just have to ride out. You should have a doctor take a look at it though. Hope you toe feels better soon.



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OUCH! I'd see my doctor, but from past experience I'm not sure there's much they can do about it. Good luck :(

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