What broken toes look like

How to recognize a broken or sprained toe

If you sprained your toe, the affected joint has been overstretched. The joint capsule was also affected. Most injuries of this type occur when walking around the home or garden with bare feet. Often it is the little toe that bumps against the edge of the bed.

  • The first thing you will notice about the sprain is the sudden pain in the affected toe joint.
  • Furthermore, swelling around the joint can appear very quickly. You have significant pain when walking and the toe is restricted in its function.
  • A hematoma can develop below or sometimes above the toe either immediately, but usually only after a few hours.
  • Cool the foot and put it up. If the pain is very severe, taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug will help. These include preparations such as diclofenac or ibuprofen.
  • Immediately present yourself with the injury to your general practitioner and discuss the use of the medication by telephone beforehand. After the examination, he will decide whether a bandage should be applied and, if so, in what form.