Dislocated Toe Overview
Another name for Dislocated Toe is Toe Dislocation.
What is a toe dislocation?
A person with a toe dislocation has a bone in the toe that is out of place. When an injury tears the ligaments that hold a joint together, the bones may separate, resulting in abnormal alignment. A toe dislocation may occur with a toe fracture or toenail injury.
What are the symptoms of a toe dislocation?
Symptoms of a toe dislocation include a deformed toe, as well as toe pain, swelling, and tenderness. Additional symptoms include a subungual hematoma or a toenail injury.
How does the doctor treat a toe dislocation?
Treatment for a toe dislocation includes restoring the normal alignment of the bones. Additional treatment may include rest, cold compresses, elevation, a splint, protective shoe, and crutches. Occasionally, surgery may be required to repair a severe dislocation and fracture of the first toe.
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