Patient Comments: Broken Toe - Describe Your Experience

Did you break your toe? Please describe your experience.

Comment from: cjyounts, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I was making up my bed, as I was walking around the bed to finish the other side there was a pillow in the floor with the open side of the pillow case facing me. So, I tried to step over the pillow when my big toe on my right foot gets caught on the opening of the pillow case. Trying to avoid falling I pulled my toe out of the case, my big toe bent under my foot and hit knuckle first with all my weight. I know I broke it, but emergency room (ER) x-rays showed no break. Three months later it is still swollen and horrible sharp pain shoots up my foot. MRI showed break not healing. I am getting ready to try tissue stimulation at home for 6 weeks. Awesome.

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Comment from: Gmcdo20148, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I walked into the rocking chair in the middle of the night on December 10th, fractured my toe and it turned a nice shade of purple. I taped toes together, iced it and then had warm foot baths. It is March 18th and it is still red and deformed. I can"t bend it at all; the toe next to big toe on the left foot. The doctor did nothing. I am diabetic.

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Comment from: LeeBee, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 17

I have broken toes many times in my life and yesterday just jammed my little toe into a coffee table and I"m pretty sure it"s broken because moving it in certain positions is very painful. That said, I can still walk and am not concerned. I taped it to the toe next to it for stability which is what has always been the treatment I received when I visited a doctor for a broken toe. In my experience, it can take a long time to heal but doesn"t have to be too incapacitating - especially the little toe. I used ice right away and have been also keeping elevated as much as possible and took a bunch of Ibuprofen this morning.

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Comment from: Ouch, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I had open fracture of the big toe after a piece of furniture landed on it. My big toenail split in half with blood gushing out everywhere. The worst part was getting the bloody dried gauze off of my broken nail in the emergency room. They eventually got it off by soaking the gauze in hydrogen peroxide. After this, a doctor stuck a needle into the bottom of my toe and then another needle into the top of my toe to numb it enough to take a look at it and clean the wound. The needles hurt like heck causing me to scream out in pain. I am on antibiotics and pain medications with an appointment to see an orthopedic foot specialist tomorrow.

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Comment from: meandchance, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

To start off, I have broken the tips of my toes several times, but this is different. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) and osteoporosis and medicating for both. I recently possibly dropped a can of pop on my 3rd toe. Well, it is in the middle of both sides. Now my toe is swollen and is easily moved up and down before the toe reaches my foot. If it is just fractured/broken I am pretty sure that if I go to the doctor, they will just take x-rays and tape my toe to the adjoining toe and possibly send me home with one of those, walking shoes that you strap on to your foot. Therefore, there is no point in going to the doctor and spending money that I do not have.

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Comment from: kjnap, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I dropped a table top on my right foot and fractured the first three toes. I got an x-ray and was referred to an orthopedic doctor.

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Comment from: rees05, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

One night my boyfriend and I were playing and he slammed me on the floor. After getting up, my big toe was hurting so badly, it swelled up instantly, and it was starting to get numb. I kept telling him that it was broken but he didn"t believe me until I went to the hospital and they confirmed with an x-ray and observation that my big toe was broken.

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