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Broken toe. Shooting pain in the leg. Have discoloration. Need to go to emergency?

hi doctor, I broke my little toe 8 days ago. It is a closed fracture I saw a orthopedic doctor , did X ray I have an appointment on the 21 of january. last night and today I have had shooting pain up my leg. I opened the bangages and the lateral part of the foot is red and hot. i did not have this dicoloration thre days after the injury. What should I do? DO I wait for the appointment with the doctor on monday or go to the emergency room.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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From the symptoms you have described it seems that your toe has got infected and needs an immediate medical attention. You need not wait for an appointment and should attend an ER for proper treatment.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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