Patient Comments: Broken Toe - Diagnosis


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Comment from: Jennifer , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I went to an express care orthopedic office after working all day. Thank goddess I have good nursing shoes that protect my feet. I had an X-ray done and saw the break and that was that. Icing, elevating, Tylenol for pain. I’m doing well.

Comment from: D, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

I fractured my 4th toe on my right foot. I wasn’t worried about it apart from the limping and swelling. I went to the general physician, then went for an x-ray, and referred to the hospital as my toe needed to be reduced and realigned. I had the x-ray disc with me and the paperwork, but they did nothing, just taped the toe. I still have swelling on my foot no matter how much ice or elevating of the foot I do. I can’t take anti-inflammatory medicines, so just have to deal with it. I am still going to work as I have to.

Comment from: Moore, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 21

My broken toe was diagnosed by an x-ray.

Comment from: Trophy Wife , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 21

An x-ray was done which revealed the broken toe.

Comment from: MoriKen, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I self-diagnosed my broken toe. It's pretty obvious your toe's broken when it is sideways.

Comment from: Tr4, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

I woke up at 3 am to go to the bathroom and not close to being awake I forgot that I set a steel box near the bedroom door and slammed my left foot into it. I saw stars and in shock as to what happened. I collapsed to the floor and gathered myself. When I woke after finally getting back to bed I couldn’t walk to get a cup of coffee. I had to stay home from work as I couldn’t put on my required steel toe boots. The pinky toe was broken and I had bruised the 5th to 2nd metatarsal bones, black and blue.

Comment from: Catswhiska, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

Recently on a picnic I sat with my legs stretched out in front. A friend sat down on my left foot and we all heard a loud crack. He had sat down on my foot which was in an upright position. The toe was extremely painful and now 3 weeks later I am still unable to wear closed in footwear. I can move the toe, there was no swelling, bruising or misalignment. I cannot bear pressure on the nail bed or to the flesh at the end of the toe. I think if it continues I may have to seek medical advice as I am unable to take anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.

Comment from: He Hate Me, 55-64 (Patient) Published: May 20

I broke my toe by doing some sort of Kung Fu fighting in my sleep. I actually kicked a hole in the wall. In addition to breaking my toe, I have been diagnosed with REM sleep disorder.


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