pinkie toe

2 1/2 weeks ago on a sprint to the bathroom I caught the corner of the door facing as I rounding the bathroom door with my pinkie toe. I severly traumatized it and the pain was incredible. I called a friend of mine who is an ER physician to get advise and he said to just buddy tape it....that there's not alot they can do for a broken toe. The next few days were awful....I'm a pet sitter and walking dogs is my lively hood....needless to say I was miserable. Two days later I called my podiatrist who saw me straight away. He suspected at minimal a stress fracture (do to the bruising on top of my foot and the toe looked like a purple grape) but the x-rays were negative for fractures. He did remove a portion of the toenail and that revealed a good size hematoma. That done the pounding pain quit and I could at least manage to put a shoe back on. The toe improved and the bruising has faded but the toe is still swollen and painful (burns and stings) to bend at all.....also a little numb along the bottom. Should I be concerned that I've torn a ligament or something. I would think I'd see more improvement than this after 2 1/2 weeks.

Posted By karen on December 27, 2004 at 09:13:16:

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