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What Is a Stubbed Toe?

A stubbed toe occurs when the toe is injured by suddenly hitting or jamming it. This can happen when you hit your toe against a piece of furniture, trip over something, or catch your toe on an object. Stubbed toes typically cause intense pain that radiates to other parts of the foot or ankle and increases when you put weight on the toe. Stubbed toes may result in more serious injuries, such as a toe sprain, fracture, bone bruise, or an injury to the toenail. If you have stubbed your toe and notice that it is very painful and swollen, or that the injury makes it difficult to put weight on the foot or walk, it is recommended that you see a podiatrist. 

Broken toes may cause a lot of pain and should be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Jon McCreary, DPM from Fort Worth Podiatry. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is a Broken Toe?

A broken toe occurs when one or more of the toe bones of the foot are broken after an injury. Injuries such as stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on it may cause a toe fracture.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Swelling
  • Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
  • Stiffness
  • Nail Injury

Although the injured toe should be monitored daily, it is especially important to have a podiatrist look at your toe if you have severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include worsening or new pain that is not relieved with medication, sores, redness, or open wounds near the toe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Fort Worth, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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