Broken Toe Treatment
Symptoms of a
broken toe include: pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking.
1. Prevent Swelling and Further Injury
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Stay off the foot as much as possible.
Avoid movement or pressure that causes pain.
Apply ice up to 20 minutes at a time. Wrap it in a towel; do not apply directly to
skin. Keep the foot elevated as often as possible, especially the first 2 days after injury, to help control pain and swelling.
For pain, take
acetaminophen ( Tylenol) or ibuprofen ( Advil, Motrin).
2. Get Help
If you have severe pain, can’t walk, the toe looks bent or deformed, or the pain lasts for a long time, see a doctor.
3. Follow Up
Stay off your foot and avoid activity that causes pain for 3-4 weeks.
Wear a shoe with a stiff sole to protect the injured toe and keep it stable. Avoid shoes that put pressure on the toe.