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Hurt toe during cheerleading. Toe become purplish. Sprain or fracture?

hi...i jumped off someone shoulder in cheerleading and i m not sure what happened to my toe started paining right after...i thought it would ve calm down but it never did. When i went to check was swollen but if i tried rubbing hurt alot. I still continued practicing for about 15 mins and stopped bcuz the pain was becoming a lil unbearable and i couldn t walk properly....When i took off my shoes it was swollen baldy so i iced it. Under the toe is purple in colour and the sides are red. Can u tell me if it s sprain , fracture or broken thanks
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Hello Good Evening,

This might be seems a fracture of your toe.
According to your history you jumped on to the ground, so there was a strong voluntary force applied by hard surface of the ground f/b unbearable pain and swelling.

So there can be a fracture along with tendon injury and edema, which is causing pain, tenderness and swelling at that site right after.

Fracture needs to be managed by immobilization, like with a POP slab, and if there is any displaced fracture, then surgery may be needed.

So now simple steps to be taken:

Just go for a x-ray foot.
Go to orthopedic doctor for further management.


Dr. Naresh Jain.
Answered: Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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