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Suggest treatment for swollen and bruised foot

My fifth toe on my right foot got caught on something and was quickly pulled away from the other toes on that foot, the toe is slightly swollen and has a bruise on the inner part. Has been hurting consistently for several hours. Should I wrap it up in tape? Ice it?
Wed, 26 Aug 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
It could be soft tissue injury or fracture. Swelling might be due to haematoma formation(collection of blood).
You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.
I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.
Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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