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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can I tell whether my toe is broken or not ?

I smashed my right little toe about 4 weeks ago, it originally turned black and blue, swelled up and hurt to touch or put pressure on. Till this day, it now hurts when i apply pressure to it or after a few hours of work it throbs, swells up and at points feels like it is on fire or a stabbing pain goes through it. Could it be broke, fractured or sprained? And what can I do at this point, i work on my feet 40+ hours a week. Thanks
Sun, 22 Jan 2012
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Since the toe was hurt and it turned black &blue ;swelled;and you have severe pain there can be chances that it is fractured if the injury was bad.To find or confirm that there is fracture you can get a X-ray of the right foot done and if there is fracture it can be easily seen in it.Please get the X-ray done and get examined by a Orthosurgeon;he will do the needful for you.
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