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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC
November 09, 2017
Category: toe pain
Tags: Broken Toe   stubbed toe  

Usually when you stub your toe it’s no big deal—except for the extreme, sharp pain that occurs after you slam your bare foot into the bathroom door jamb! But other than that, stubbed toes tend to hurt a lot more than the situation would appear to require. Your toes have a large amount of nerve endings and not much fat tissue to absorb the impact of an unprotected hit, so they really hurt! 

 

How can I tell if my toe is broken?

 

While most stubbed toe injuries are nothing to cry about, if you heard a popping or cracking sound when you stubbed your toe, it may be broken. Other signs that you may have fractured your toe include bleeding underneath the toenail, pain upon weight bearing, and swelling and discoloration that does not subside after a few days. These signs may also indicate a tendon injury, ligament damage, contusion, or joint dislocation.

 

Complications that may occur from a severe big toe injury include possible infection, especially in those with compromised immune systems. Children should always have stubbed toe injuries professionally evaluated to rule out the possibility of osteomyelitis, which is a bone inflammation that can cause severe complications if left untreated.

 

Treatment

 

Most often, the pain and discomfort will be greatly diminished after the first day. For severe injuries where tendon, ligament, or bone damage is suspected, the toe may be taped or splinted. An immobilizing boot may be prescribed to prevent further damage, and to keep the injury stabilized while it heals. Surgery may be necessary, especially if bone fragments need to be removed from in or around the joint.

 

For more expert advice on broken toe treatment, consult with our board certified podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY, and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!

 

 

Former World no. 1 Ana Ivanovic reportedly sustained a broken toe after her defeat in the first round of the Australian Open against Lucie Hradecka. The site Vecernjih Novosti stated, “Ana has broken a toe—told by the team of the Serbian—she needed a break. Definitely she will not play in Fed Cup, maybe she will return in Dubai (tournament scheduled February 15th-21st)”. While her absence from the Federation Cup match against Austria would normally not be a cause for concern, Ivanovic must play in at least one match for her national team if she wants to participate in the Olympic Games. Ivanovic’s participation in the miniature play-off will be essential with Rio de Janeiro getting closer and closer.

Broken toes can be very painful if not treated properly. If you have sustained a broken toe and are seeking treatment, contact podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will provide you with quality treatment and attend to all of your foot and ankle 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.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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Prince Harry has broken his toe“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
· 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. 

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Breaking bad: Foster hobbles out of the action during Saturday's matchGoalkeeper Ben Foster will sidelined for at least 12 weeks as a result of suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. Foster limped off the field during Saturday’s draw at Everton, and will be having surgery after scans indicated the damage done to his foot.

Unfortunately, Foster will be missing the next two months’ games against Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Montenegro, including World Cup qualifying games. “There’s no hiding the fact this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us. He was excellent on Saturday before his injury forced him off.” head coach Steve Clarke had said to the team’s official website.

Dealing with a broken foot can be a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.  

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
· Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated. Trying to keep the foot rested is important as the bones need plenty of time to heal and recover.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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