Toe Injury Overview
What is a toe injury?
A person with a toe injury has damage to the structures of the toe, caused by an injury. Since the feet are especially prone to injury, toe injuries are very common. Soft tissue toe injuries include toenail injury, lacerations, abrasions, and puncture wounds.
What are the symptoms of a toe injury?
Symptoms of a toe injury include toe pain, swelling, or bruising. Additional symptoms include a deformed toe, a laceration, puncture wound, or an injury to the toenail.
How does the doctor treat a toe injury?
Treatment for a toe injury includes rest, cold compresses, and elevation. Additional treatment for a toe injury may include a splint, protective shoe, crutches, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Lacerations may require wound cleansing and repair. Occasionally, surgery may be required to repair a severe fracture of the first toe.
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