Big toe, possibly broken

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Jul 2017
8:30am, 17 Jul 2017
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Dawnp
Would appreciate some advice please

Stubbed my toe on a trail run yesterday and it's purple, swollen and I am limping. Hospital for an X-Ray or not?

Thanks :)
Jul 2017
9:00am, 17 Jul 2017
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early bird
Is the pain a throbbing pain or constant? I broke my little toe once and the pain was really bad throbbing pain for for about 2 or 3 days I could only sleep intermittently with it raised up with pillows. It looked deformed too but I knew with it being a little toe they wouldn't do anything so just waited for it to heal (it doesn't bend now but doesn't cause any problems) If it's a constant pain it's less likely to be broken however if you suspect a break I'd get an x-ray a big toe is more important than a lesser toe.
Jul 2017
9:11am, 17 Jul 2017
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Ultimately invisible
If you'd broken your big toe you wouldn't be walking. I've done mine twice, so speak from experience... I've also bruised it a few times. Can you bend it?
Jul 2017
9:13am, 17 Jul 2017
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Ultimately invisible
Oh forgot to say, last time I broke it, they didn't cast it - apparently they don't anymore. And they only xray big toes now, little toes are rest and strapping only ;)
Jul 2017
9:20am, 17 Jul 2017
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Dawnp
Walking but limping, can't bend it, too sore and swollen and its a throbbing pain not constant. Hopefully it's just bruised then. Thanks guys :)
Jul 2017
10:50pm, 17 Jul 2017
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BaronessBL
I can't help on the toe situation but sorry to have missed the run yesterday as we usually try to do that one.... hope the toe is only bruised and see you at the next one perhaps.
Jul 2017
10:57pm, 17 Jul 2017
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halfpint
When I broke mine they did nothing. I got a lovely x-ray to prove it was broken.
Jul 2017
9:37am, 18 Jul 2017
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Dawnp
Yeah they only strap now apparently. Anyway, had an x-ray, its soft tissue damage. No running for 3 weeks :(

B, it was a nice trail.

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