Without an x-ray I can't be 100% sure, but from what you are describing, it sounds like your toe is broken. You can splint it to the toes on either side and put a small foam pad between the toes to cushion and hold it in better position. Ice and elevation will also help. Wear what ever comfortable shoes you can and expect it to take up to 6 weeks to heal. The best thing is for you to see a doctor and get an x-ray.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on January 31, 2003 at 23:32:01: