Broken Toe (cont.)
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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Broken Toe?
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Unless you have a compound fracture or obvious deformity, you may not know for certain your toe is broken until a doctor orders an X-ray. Signs and symptoms your toe may be broken include:
Broken toe symptoms are similar to sprained toe symptoms. Sprained toes may be more mobile, and not deformed, and may not hurt as much as a broken toe.
Some other complications may develop as a result of the fracture. Complications can occur immediately after the injury (minutes to days), or can occur much later (weeks to years).
Immediate complications of a broken toe
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Delayed complications of a broken toe
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What Are the Symptoms and Treatment Options for a Broken Little (Pinky) Toe?
Symptoms of a broken little toe (pinky toe) are the same as with the rest of the other toes. However, while a broken pinky toe may be painful, usually it does not limit a person's ability to walk.
What is the treatment for a broken little (pinky) toe?
Treatment for a broken little toe (pinky toe) usually involves buddy taping. This means the injured toe is taped to the toe next to it for support. The non-injured toe acts like a splint.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/30/2017
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