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Comment from: jmorrone, 55-64 Female Published: August 10

I hit my baby toe against the edge of the trimming of a wall. I heard a crack. There was swelling. I am able to walk, but it's painful.

Comment from: shannon, Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I was cleaning my house and somehow stumped my toe and fell over pretty hard. I had bruises all over me from head to toe but my big toe hurt the most. It was nine days ago and the black/blue/red bruises have almost all gone away but by the end of the day after walking, standing, working on it, it is swollen again, every night. I always heard there was nothing you can do for a broken toe but after ready this I realize I was wrong .I am going tomorrow to get an X-ray, I know it is broken and pain is getting worse.

Comment from: Inky, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I was playing football at a party when I stubbed one of my smaller toes against the ground. I sat on the ground for about five minutes, assuming it was just an average stub, and that the pain would recede quickly. However, after half an hour, it had not gotten any better and had begun swelling too. So I decided that it needed more attention. Thankfully, a relative on site was a doctor, so she checked it out. She went to buddy tapping, and said it was most likely broken. It is hurting badly today, so I'm keeping it up and not doing much. I hope it starts feeling better soon!

Comment from: 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

I broke my middle toe, which an X-ray confirmed. It's been two weeks later and I still have pain and swelling. It was taped to the healthy toe, but was told there isn't much more I can do.

Comment from: Judy Tuhy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I broke my left pinky toe recently, about 25 years after the right pinky toe. This time it was x-rayed, two breaks. Will buddy tape for around six weeks and wear thong sandals. Thank goodness it's summer! Oh yes, icing helps as well as time in the recliner.

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

Yes it has. I feel a lot of pain when trying to walk. My toes seem to bend. Bruising is black and blue around my toes.

Comment from: gillia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

Yes, I cannot buzz around like I normally do. I can only walk slowly and with difficulty. I cannot drive too far or else it hurts and I am debilitated because cannot exercise and cannot do much.

Comment from: Valerie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I was putting clothes away in my daughter's room and decided to use my foot to move the laundry basket. Well it just so happen that the closet door stick out when it open and I hit my middle toe on my right foot and boy did I say some nasty words under my breath! The next morning it was just lightly bruised but after the second morning it was a pretty purple and blue.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I stubbed my fourth toe on my nephew's athletic shoe on Christmas Eve. I saw stars and wanted to throw up. I knew immediately that it was broken. The toe was totally out of alignment but because I had been "celebrating" for several hours, I felt empowered to bring it back into alignment. I heard 3 distinct snaps and while it was still very painful, felt better than it did before I set it. Not wanting to deal with emergency care over the Christmas weekend, I iced my toe, kept it elevated and tried not to walk on it. 72 hours later I went to my doc who x-rayed the toe and congratulated me on setting it so well. You see, I broke it in 2 places on the oblique. I am now in a boot with an estimated heal time of 4-6 weeks.

Comment from: Miss Bonne, Female (Patient) Published: November 29

I jumped up to go into the kitchen to get back before my program was back on, and I didn't quite clear the kitchen wall. I literally heard the bone crack in the toe next to the baby toe, and I knew I was in trouble. I suffered all night long went to the emergency room the next morning to find I had broken my toe.

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