When Should I See A Doctor For My Toe Injury?

When Should I See A Doctor For My Toe Injury?

Some foot injuries can be serious and may require a visit to the doctor, for example a broken toe. If you have injured your toe and have experienced swelling that has not decreased within five days, noticed a change in the color of your toe, or continued to feel pain days after the initial injury, it may be time to seek professional care. Other worrisome symptoms of a more severe toe injury can include numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation, which could indicate nerve damage, deformation of the toe, or pain so severe that you are unable to walk normally. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, seek help from a podiatrist, who specializes in foot care and will assess and treat your injury.

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact the podiatrists from Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will treat 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).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising on the skin and toenail
  • The inability to move the toe
  • Toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • Tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Issaquah, WA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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