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Comment from: koreandrama, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 07

I broke my toe next to the little toe yesterday, today it is all black and blue, and it hurts like crazy. I have it tied together to the toe next to it, and I cannot walk. If it is still painful tomorrow I will go get it checked on by the doctor. I guess toes have to heal themselves.

Comment from: Janice, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

A few days ago I hit my foot on a table and thought I had stubbed my toe! Well to my disbelief I look down at my left foot and all my toes were going straight and my pinky toe decided to take a left turn! Well after going to the doctor and finding out it was broken in half, I am in a boot with it taped to the next toe. Back to the doctor Monday to see if it stayed in place. Lots of swelling and pain to walk! Hanging in there though!

Comment from: SheriO, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

OK on the last day of my 2 week vacation, I slammed my toes into the wooden coffee table while renovating. Said a few curse words for a minute and looked down to see my middle toe on my right foot was sideways. I immediately straightened it. It didn't hurt, so I must have been in shock. Was not going to go to Emergency, but after looking at some cases on line, decided I better. My husband drove me and the X-Ray was a positive break. (But they said I did a great job resetting it.) It's only been over a week, but I have been walking on it and wearing 2" flip flops and even walked to the gym yesterday with my sneakers on. It's got a big lump in the middle, but it's still straight. I hope I haven't done more damage to it. The Doctors didn't give me any special shoe or even recommend one, in fact, they told me to wear closed in shoes with a rigid sole. It really does mess up your everyday living, but it looks like I've got another 5 weeks before it heals.

Comment from: barney, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 27

Kicked a wall with flip-flops on heard and felt a crack no pain at first till I tried to put my foot down felt as though I had pins and needles when I put weight on the foot went to the hospital got x-rays done found that I had broke my 3rd and 4th toe. Treatment is to strap the toes together and to take paracetamol and iburofen for the pain and swelling.

Comment from: Moe, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 02

My husband, who is quite larger than me, caught my small toe (we were both barefoot walking opposite directions). He stepped on it causing it to go backwards to the point he thought he stepped on a nail. It has been a full month, and it hurts like it happen today. I have been to a doctor. She gave me a boot, which has causes more problems than help. I also have it taped to the toe next to it. This has caused much stress and pain.

Comment from: Feeling foolish, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 24

I was speeding around the bed to make it and smacked my baby toe on my husband's dresser. I knew immediately that it was broken as I have a habit of breaking toes. I have had it elevated as much as possible since and have iced it as well. I took ibuprofen for the swelling the first day and am taking Tylenol now for the pain since it works better. It is feeling better already and it has only been two days. I still cannot walk well and have not left the couch much since yesterday. I know it will be a few weeks before I can wear a real shoe.

Comment from: Loveablelori, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

i fell down four stairs today. My baby toe on the left foot is all purple and swollen. I can't wear my shoes. I can't move it at all. It's numb.

Comment from: Patty Sue Lindquist, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I fell 15 feet onto cement and my left foot and ankle took the impact. I broke both ankle bones; all the metatarsals; and I broke my heel and the bones that form the arch--the hospital only put my foot and ankle in a cast, but after the cast was taken off, my foot is deformed and hurts like heck. I can tell the metatarsals are broken because they are sore and extremely swollen with some purple coloring. It's been months upon months now. I need help and my doctor doesn't seem to care.

Comment from: Princess, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 05

I've been in pain from my big toe for over six months after hitting it against the edge of my bed. Swelling has reduced but I can only raise it to a certain degree. After icing and months of pain relief, I went to the doctor who insisted on giving me more pain relief. I in turn insisted on having an X-ray against his advice only to be told that I had indeed fractured my big toe. Now I'm waiting for my doctor to refer me for further treatment at the fracture clinic.

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