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Toes Help To Balance The Body

Monday, 23 September 2019 00:00

The five toes that are part of each foot play a significant role in maintaining balance in the body. Patients who have broken their toes may often experience difficulty in walking. Broken toes can occur as a result of stubbing one or more toes against a piece of furniture, or if a heavy object should fall on them. The symptoms that are often associated with this type of injury can consist of immediate pain and discomfort, bruising, swelling, and the toe may be difficult to move. Moderate relief can be found when the foot is elevated, and this may help to alleviate a portion of the swelling. Some patients find it beneficial to tape the affected toe to the one next to it, and this may help to provide the support that is needed as the healing process takes place. If you feel you have fractured your toe, it is advised that you consult with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can guide you toward the treatment that is best for you.

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 one of our podiatrists from Berks Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates. Our doctors 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 one of our offices located in Shillington and Hamburg, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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