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What causes a bone bruise in your toes?

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Just like a broken toe, you may get this problem if you bang your toe or stub it or drop something on it. Arthritis can also lead to the injury.

SOURCES:

Journal of Orthopaedic Research: "The Role of the Great Toe in Balance Research."

Journal of Experimental Biology: "Walking, Running, and the Evolution of Short Toes in Humans."

American Orthopaedic Food & Ankle Society: "Conditions."

Mayo Clinic: "Hammertoe and Mallet Toe," "Broken Toe."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Claw Toe."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Foot Health."

University of Wisconsin-Madison Sports Medicine Clinic: "Turf Toe."

University of Utah Orthopaedic Health Library: "Bone Bruise."

Arthritis Foundation: "Gout Treatment."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 4, 2019

SOURCES:

Journal of Orthopaedic Research: "The Role of the Great Toe in Balance Research."

Journal of Experimental Biology: "Walking, Running, and the Evolution of Short Toes in Humans."

American Orthopaedic Food & Ankle Society: "Conditions."

Mayo Clinic: "Hammertoe and Mallet Toe," "Broken Toe."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Claw Toe."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Foot Health."

University of Wisconsin-Madison Sports Medicine Clinic: "Turf Toe."

University of Utah Orthopaedic Health Library: "Bone Bruise."

Arthritis Foundation: "Gout Treatment."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 4, 2019

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