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There are several bones in your toes that can break and a stub, hit or trip can cause a broken toe to occur. How do you know if your toe is actually broken? Here are a few things to look for:
- Bruising or discoloration
- Difficulty walking
If the skin is broken near the injured toe, you are at a higher risk for infection making it necessary to be cleaned and bandaged. If the toe is bent or deformed, the fractured bone may need to be put back into place. Dr. Boucher may use buddy taping to splint the injured toe to the nearest toe, prescribe a stiff bottomed open shoe that prevents your toe flexing or casting if necessary.
It may be a small injury in the grand scheme of things but a toe injury that is not properly cared for can significantly interrupt your daily activities and halt your exercise routine. If you have a toe injury, make an appointment with our podiatric office for treatment today. Call (203) 238-3668 or visit us at www.centralctfootcare.com.