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Can I Run With a Broken Toe?

Monday, 19 April 2021 00:00

Your toes play a very important role when it comes to movement, especially for runners. Your toes stabilize your foot with each step that you take and help you push off the ground, and your big toes also play a role in stabilizing your arches. If you have broken a toe, you may experience symptoms such as severe bruising, pain, deformity, discoloration, and swelling. Naturally, this can make walking, and even standing, difficult. Running with a broken toe is therefore not suggested. A broken toe can take up to six weeks to heal, depending on the severity of the break, and engaging in high impact exercises like running before the toe is fully healed can lead to pain and further injury. If you have broken your toe, please seek the care of a podiatrist.

Broken toes may cause a lot of pain and should be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Jed Wells from Foot Specialists of Corpus Christi. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is a Broken Toe?

A broken toe occurs when one or more of the toe bones of the foot are broken after an injury. Injuries such as stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on it may cause a toe fracture.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Swelling
  • Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
  • Stiffness
  • Nail Injury

Although the injured toe should be monitored daily, it is especially important to have a podiatrist look at your toe if you have severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include worsening or new pain that is not relieved with medication, sores, redness, or open wounds near the toe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Corpus Christi, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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