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Toe sprain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello?
User :   Oh hi there
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Well, last night I was standing and when I went to take a step, my left big toe bent and went under my foot and a lot of my weight went down on to it.
User :   The pain was not quite that bad last night, but I woke up this morning and it's near impossible to walk on it.
Doctor :  
User :   There is minor bruising or discoloration.
Doctor :   you have sprained the great toe

Doctor :  
you can take painkiller pills like ibubrofen for pain relief after food
Doctor :  
keep ice on the toe for 5 minutes 4 to 5 times a day
Doctor :  
keep the foot in elevated position while sleeping
User :   Ok, thanks very much. I just was not sure if it was broken or not, I can bend it up, but very, very little down and when I do it's very painful
User :   but i can bend it nonetheness
User :   nonetheless*
Doctor :   yes its the soft tissue swelling which is causing this

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