Your wife should have her foot x-rayed. Splinting is a good idea, however, the area on the side of the toe very well could be a bone fragment that could cause problems later on. With an x-ray, you can make sure that the phalanges (the bones that make up the toe) are in good position and will heal correctly.
Posted By Misti Boone, RN - office of Vivian Abrams, DPM on April 25, 2003 at 13:14:35:
In Reply to: toe broken?
posted by Paul on April 24, 2003 at 17:11:41: