Fractured Toe Doesnâ€™t Freeze Royal Princeâ€™s Efforts in March
“Can’t stop, won’t stop” seems to be the living catchphrase of Prince Harry. Despite somehow sustaining a broken toe, the 29 year old Harry continues to train for a trek in Antartica. The royal prince is scheduled to participate in a 208 mile journey as part of a Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.
The brutal walk is 16 days long with temperatures plummeting as low as -31 degrees Fahrenheit, with the prince marching with veterans of the British, Commonwealth and the United States militaries. Kensington Palace officials have not revealed just how the prince fractured his toe, but it’s clear that not even an injury can stop him. The goal of the march is to raise $2million for rehabilitating and re-training injured troops.
Suffering from a broken toecan 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. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. 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
· 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.
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