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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
October 14, 2013
Category: Toe Pain
Tags: Toe pain   Broken toe  

The little things in life are often what matter most. For some who live in Washington, PA, enjoying a day at Pennsylvania’s Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival is an annual tradition.  This event is taking place October 19th, 2013 and the 200 exhibits will help you get ready for the holidays!

Other small things that can have a big impact on your life are your toes! These little body parts can cause an extreme amount of discomfort when injured. You can probably attest to this fact if you have ever dropped something heavy on your foot or stubbed your toe in the middle of the night. A broken toe is a very common foot injury and it can happen in an instant. 

How you handle an injury sets the stage for the future health of your injured toe. Depending on the location and severity of a toe injury, a broken toe is at risk for becoming infected and possibly developing osteoarthritis over time. For this reason, it is important to know what to look for and when it is necessary to take action beyond self-care measures at home.

Pain, swelling, stiffness and bruising are telltale signs that you may have a break or slight fracture. If the big toe is involved, it may be difficult to walk and these symptoms may be worse than with smaller toes. An injured toe often heals well by simply being immobilized or taped to a neighboring toe. If the big toe is involved, a cast or surgery may be necessary to fully heal the injury. It is a good idea to seek professional care if a toe injury involves your big toe or if symptoms persist or get worse.

A broken toe may seem like a small matter, but it really is a big deal and delaying treatment could result in lasting complications. For help with any toe injury or problem, don’t hesitate to contact foot specialist Dr. Phil Pinsker. Our office in Washington, PA is here to serve you and your family. Make an appointment by calling (724) 225-7410 and take care of your toes! 

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