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Broken Toe (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

The injured toe should be examined every day. Call a doctor if any of the following occur:

  • Worsening or new pain not relieved by pain medication, and the measures described in the treatment section.
  • Sores, redness, or open wounds near the injured toe
  • A cast or splint is damaged or broken
Go to a hospital's emergency department if the following signs or symptoms are present:
  • Cold, numb, or tingling toes
  • Blue or gray colored skin
  • Open wounds, bleeding, or drainage near the broken toe

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