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Swelling in small toes after hitting hard. Purple bruising spreading towards foot.Is it normal? Could my toe be broken?Concerned about gangrene

Good Afternoon, Yesterday I hit one of my small toes really hard against the edge of a wall. I felt pain, seen swelling and a blueish color. I can move my toe but hurts. This morning I saw my toe purple bruising spreading down towards my foot . Could my toe be broken? Is it normal for the bruising purple color to spread? Concerned on the possibilities of gangrene .
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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Please do not panic, it does not seems to be gangrene. it is a kind of bunt injury.Yes, it is normal for bruising colour to spread it will first spread, then localized, then will move towards edge and finally will erupt out. The presentation seems to be muscular trauma and ligament injury. It otherwise is always recommended to get the injured part examined by a specialist and then the relevant investigation is called for.

Following is my advise to you:

1. Arnica Montana 30C 5 drops thrice daily for 5 days(Homoeopathic Medicine)
2. Use hot water fomentation
3. You can apply Volini Gel or some other ointment to relieve pain
4. Make less movement of the involved joint.
5.If you find things worsening then contact your orthopedician

Wish you a speedy recovery to health
Answered: Thu, 31 May 2012
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