Patient Comments: Broken Toe - Describe Your Experience

Did you break your toe? Please describe your experience.

Comment from: senecawoman5, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

I have had two broken toes, both extremely painful. The first was a chip fracture of my big toe, on my right foot, when I attempted to scale a wall. I was holding a glass bowl of tuna macaroni salad in my hands. At the time was 9 months pregnant. I missed the step and came down on the top of my toe, chipping the bone. The next time I broke a toe I was chasing my 12 year old daughter through the house (in jest) because she had ordered a movie for USD 5.00 on my card without asking me. I accidentally ran into my son's steel toed boots in the hallway with my foot and broke my toe.

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Comment from: hopalong, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

I broke my big toe and the toe beside it. In spite of these two toes being taped together and not to any other for nearly six weeks the breaks healed. The issue is that I continue to have chronic pain, cramping and spasms in my upper foot, especially between the two knuckles of my hallux. My toes have almost no range of motion and remain stiff. I don't know what to do at this point.

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Comment from: PS, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 29

Someone stamped over my little toe on the left foot with heels during a dance program for women. I removed my footwear and continued to dance for a few minutes after the incident ignoring the sharp pain. When the pain was unnatural, I examined my toe to find a small cut and bleeding at the bottom and the toe itself away from the other toes. There was no swelling. I went on with life with pain killers for 5 days before I got an x-ray, and fracture diagnosed. Buddy strapping is in place but I have almost no pain other than a small niggling pull sometimes. Been advised not to walk for 3 weeks, I am not able to fully stop so, trying to limit my walk. It has been a week, hoping it heals soon. Not sure if I can wear shoes, I feel it supports my foot.

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Comment from: Phoenix17, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

Like the similar post here, I broke my 2nd toe (right foot) when I was leading out a horse to be turned out in the early morning. He was spooked and splayed out his front legs, and his foot (hoof!) came down on my right foot but just smashed my toe. I had x-rays that morning. It was fractured. The doctor said nothing much to do. He taped it to my big toe. I could walk if I didn't bend my foot! Now 18 years later, I'm woken up at night with that toe burning (like this morning). The burning pain goes away in about a half hour. I'm grateful it doesn't last all the time!

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

Two months ago while wearing soft rubber boots, my horse spooked and spun around pushing off on my foot. My toes and front of my foot hurt and became swollen and bruised. It hurt to wear regular shoes but I had an old pair of generic Crocs with a soft large toe box that I was able to tolerate wearing. O took two days off and then returned to work nursing where I am on my feet continuously. I took ibuprofen morning and night to help with pain. A month later as per advice from a doctor I work with, I had an x-ray. Sure enough my 4th and 5th toes had nondisplaced fractures. It has been two months and my 4th toe remains very swollen but not painful. I can't wear my regular size shoes for any length of time at this point. I had to buy a size larger for winter boots.

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Comment from: Caucie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

I slammed my foot into an unyielding metal chair leg and after a few moments of yelping, continued on with my day. Over a week later, the entire lower foot is swollen beyond recognition and I cannot put a shoe on. Good thing it is summer. I limp like an old person, and I fear that foot will never recover. I know it is broken. I tried taping and it hurts worse to walk. I teach so cannot stay off the foot. I ice it 2 to 3 times a day. No difference except for temporary relief of some pain.

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Comment from: Jenne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I was barefoot in the kitchen when a wooden 'salad hand' fell off the top of the fridge onto my little toe. It's red, black, blue and purple. I won't be wearing shoes for a while.

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