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Broken Pinky Toe

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 00:00

A broken pinky toe is a fracture of the smallest toe. This can happen from a direct impact, stubbing the toe, or dropping something heavy on it. A broken pinky toe is a common fracture and the break often happens at the toe base. Symptoms of this type of fracture include pain, possible deformity, redness, bruising, and swelling. A snapping, grinding, or popping sound can also occur when a patient breaks their pinky toe, and fever may also develop. Though the discomfort from a broken pinky toe can cause unbearable pain at the time of a break, or when touched, it might not impact the ability to walk. If the toe is broken to the point of developing an open wound, immediate medical treatment must be sought to prevent infection. It is advised that you see a podiatrist if you have broken your pinky toe, and if it is left untreated, complications and chronic problems can arise.

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 Dr. David Ungar from Personal Foot Care. 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 Farmington and Berkley, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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