Suggest remedies for severe toe pain post an injury
Yesterday I was in bad pain and couldn't bend it without causing worse pain.
This morn u can see exactly wher it hit my toe like a karate chop right at the toe nail line and the entire area is brused and red ,but I can bend it somewhat without the severe pain as yesterday.
I have to walk on the heal of my foot when I need top walk.
Yesterday I could of sworn it was defnately broke/fractured,but today I can bend it a little without severe pain as yesterday.I applied ice packs for 1/2 hour and had to sleep with foot outside the pressure of the sheets and blankets.
Explained in detail
Hello and welcome
Your concern is appreciated
Your main concern is whether your toe has fracture bone or not if the injury was severe enough it would be better to do an radiograph of the toe to be safe side. The fact that you can move it so more chances is that its fine and when inflammation resolves and pain and swelling subside then everything will be back to normal
For now you can take paracetamol or ipobrufen for pain and inflammation.
Subungal hematoma can also form after the injury which can be drained nail bruise covering more than 25% needs to be drained
A fracture of bone under nail can also occur which will require an X ray
Open laceration may require antibiotics and tetnus vaccintion and dressing.
Hope it helps
please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action
Wishing you best of health
Dr M.S Khalil