Broken Toes and Scooters

When an individual breaks their toe, this is known as a toe fracture. It might be due to a sudden impact or slow, repeated pressure over a long period of time. Regardless of the cause, many patients who have broken toes often look for the best way to treat this annoying condition. There are many different ways to mitigate the pain caused by a broken toe and address the condition. To improve mobility, many individuals with broken toes might use a knee scooter to help them get around. Walking with this knee scooter might help the patient move without putting weight on the impacted foot. It is important to know that this kind of scooter is optimal for outdoor use. When using the scooter to get around inside the house, it might prove to be slightly cumbersome when navigating tight corners. Consider contacting a podiatrist today for more information.

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot and Ankle Clinics, PA. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising on the skin and toenail
  • The inability to move the toe
  • Toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • Tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Woodbury, West St. Paul, and Edina, MN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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