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How do you treat a bruised pinky toe?
Home treatments for a stubbed toe
- Rest. Stop using your toe, lie down, and let your body recover.
- Ice. Use ice to numb the pain and reduce swelling.
- Compression. Wrap your toe, or the entire end of your foot and toes, with an elastic bandage to provide support and keep swelling under control.
How long does it take for a bruised little toe to heal?
It can take 4 to 6 weeks for complete healing. Most pain and swelling will go away within a few days to a week. If something was dropped on the toe, the area under the toenail can bruise.
Should I go to the doctor for a bruised toe?
You should, however, see a doctor for your broken toe if: The pain becomes worse and isn’t relieved by normal painkillers. The swelling and bruising don’t start to improve in a few days. There is an open wound associated with the break.
What happens if your pinky toe is purple?
Not getting enough blood damages cells and the tissues they make up. This can cause the tissue to change color — usually blue or purple. When this happens to the toes, doctors call it blue toe syndrome.
How do I know if my pinky toe is broken or just bruised?
The most common symptoms of a broken pinky toe include:
- a popping sound when the injury occurs.
- throbbing pain that’s immediate and may fade after a few hours.
- difficulty putting weight on your foot.
- pinky toe seeming out of alignment.
- swelling and bruising.
- a damaged toenail.
What does a fractured little toe look like?
Symptoms of a broken pinky toe a snapping, grinding, or popping noise at the time of the break. pain at the place of impact at the time the fracture occurs. the toe appearing to be crooked. redness, bruising, and swelling.
What happens if you leave a broken toe untreated?
A broken toe that is left untreated can cause: Long-term pain in the toe. Broken bones can cause ongoing pain if they are not allowed to heal properly. Walking on the broken toe too soon can delay or prevent healing.
Can you wiggle your toe if it’s broken?
Can you move a broken toe? “If you can still move it then it’s not broken.” – False. This is another harmful old wives’ tale. Although it may be possible to move and walk on your broken toe, you should avoid doing so as this can lead to even greater damage and prolonged healing time.
Can you break your pinky toe by stubbing it?
However, it can be intensely painful. Stubbing a toe can even cause breaks, sprains, broken nails, and infections. The pain of a stubbed toe usually subsides after a few minutes. In some cases, however, the impact could break the toe or the toenail, causing intense pain that may get worse over hours or days.
Can you still walk with a broken pinky toe?
If the little toe (pinky toe) is injured you usually will still be able to walk. Immediate complications of a broken toe include nail injury (subungual hematoma) or open (compound) fracture, in which the broken bone in a toe fracture protrudes through the skin.
Will walking on a broken toe make it worse?
Although it may be possible to move and walk on your broken toe, you should avoid doing so as this can lead to even greater damage and prolonged healing time.
How do I know if my toe is broken or just bruised?
If it hurts the rest of the day and longer, you may have a fracture. When you stub your toe, it’s normal to expect some bruising and even some blood under the toenail. But, if the discoloration lasts for a few days, if it spreads, or if it seems like there is too much blood under the nail, you might have a broken toe.