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It's still a bit tender to walk on (I still wear the surgical shoe and can't wear regular shoes). The tenderness is below the toe on the pad of my foot when I walk. It aches sometimes without pressure and I do ice it about every other day in the evening. I don't keep it up as much as I used to but sleep with a pillow under my left foot.
I can touch the pinky toe without unbearable pain, the tenderness is more at the base of the toe and surrounding area of the foot.
It still looks swollen and a little red. It feels thick, different than the right toe so I know that it's not completely healed.
It's about 8 hours since I wrote about the clicking and I can't re-create the clicking that I experienced last night.
It doesn't hurt to move it around, just the bruised, tenderness at the base as described above.
I guess I just want to know how vulnerable is the bone at this stage of the healing process? Can it break easily if I accidentally hit it "just right"? I caught the pinky toe last night while coming back into bed; it just clipped my shoe and slightly pulled it out (to the left - that is how the original break happened. The crack runs from the inside of the bone to the outside, horizontally with a tiny bone still attached, as shown on the x-ray)
Thanks for your advice. Feel free to ask more for clarification if you need.
I didn't notice. I didn't dare touch it because the pain was excruciating. Last night was the first time that I moved it around. And that was because I bumped it and wanted to make sure it wasn't more painful than I expected.