Does black and blue discolouration of toe indicate fracture post injury?
here are some things to try
Hello and thank you for your question.
It is hard to tell if your toe is broken by looking at the picture you have sent. It could be broken or just bruised.
Here are some things to try to help sort that out.
Wiggle your toes. If the injured one moves freely without much pain then it is less likely that it is broken.
Try touching the toe over the bones. If you find a spot that is extremely painful to touch then it is more likely that it is broken.
If it moves freely without pain and there are no extremely tender points when you touch over the bones, then it is most likely a bruise only.
If so just watch it over the next few days. If the pain gets worse or it starts swelling then you would need to see a doctor for an xray to make sure.
Let me know if you have further questions.
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