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Swollen painful toe after being hit. Need medical attention?

I struck my baby toe on my couch last night! Now the side of my foot is swollen and when i touch the bone in my foot where it joins to my toe a pain goes up the side of my foot and shoots through the bottom of my foot and it hurts to walk on it! I was wondering what would cause the pain and swelling and if i should get doctor to look at it?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for writing in.

you had injury to your baby toe and after that it was swollen & tender to touch .

It might me soft tissue injury or fracture.

You need an x-ray to rule out any fracture.

you have to visit a orthopaedic surgeon for examination of foot & treatment plan according to that.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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