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Broke 2nd toe, not compound fracture, middle joint stiff, swelling, hurts when walk

I am pretty sure that I broke my 2nd toe (not a compound fracture ) on my right foot 4 weeks ago, but now I am concerned that I may have either infection or malunion... The fracture is 2nd toe, middle joint & very stiff & swollen especially on the left side of the toe. Still hurts to walk. I have a 2nd job which requires me to be on my feet for 8+ hours & at the end of my shift, it is VERY red, painful & swollen & feels like a blister on that left side. Not sure what I need to do. I buddy taped it for the first couple of weeks & try to stay off of it as much as i can at my primary job or when I am home. Is it possible that it is infected??
Sun, 27 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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I would be pleased to answer your question .
If you have had a broken toe 4 weeks ago and presently if it is red swollen and has a blister , I would suggest you to take good rest , apply ice , show a health care specialist like an orthopedic doctor . There might be an infection which if not treated can result in complications. So i would suggest you to visit the doctor so the doctor can prescribe you the necessary antibiotics .
Thanks and Take care
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery Dr. Roshan's  Response
hi covenantco

welcome to hcmforum

As per your histroy you have not done any radiological investigation. i would advised you take a xray and meet an orthopaedician would tell you what is your problem and treat you.

meantime you take rest , keep your foot elevated so sweeling comes downa nd your pain also and analgesics.

wish you early recovery
DR Roshan
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