Imagine 100,000 Legos…in your kid’s room. One wrong move and those plastic pieces will send you flying straight into their nightstand, stubbing and breaking your toe on the corner of it. Next time, save your Lego encounter for the Lego Camp on August 4 to 6 at the La Sierra Community Center’s Cypress Room in Carmichael. If you’re already laid up with a broken digit, it looks like some toe fracture treatment is in your near future.
This common injury can be treated at home, if the break isn’t that severe. First, you’ll want to take weight off your foot and ice the affected area for 20 minutes at a time. It’s normal to experience pain, swelling, and stiffness for two to three days. Bruising can last up to two weeks and there may be some blood pooled underneath your toenail.
While you’re recovering, try taping the injured toe to the one next to it. You should also be wearing a stiff shoe to protect the tender area.
If the swelling and pain doesn’t subside, you’ll need to see Dr. Brian McDowell. Redness, crooked toes, an open wound, and any break that involves the big toe are also injuries that will need treatment from an expert. We can help you with any numbness, tingling, infections, and swelling that’s making you worry about your toe. We can also suggest the best recovery advice, which may include refraining from activities that caused the break and wearing a cast.
Toe fracture treatment can become tiresome if it’s not done correctly. Please call McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group office in Carmichael, CA, at (916) 961-3434 if you want to ensure your toe heals properly. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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