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I was playing kickball outside with the kids I keep and I

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I was playing kickball outside with the kids I keep and I went to kick the ball barefooted and my big toe went backwards when I kicked the ball and my cuticle got pushed back and started bleeding some and I can't bend my big toe at all
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: It just happened about an hour ago
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I haven't took any meds and no I don't think so
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I'm not allergic to anything that I know of and do not take any medication daily
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

Do you think that impact of your kick can fracture the toe?

Is it swollen, bruised?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm 21 and female and yes it is swollen and bruised
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

A fracture is unlikely in your age group by kicking the ball, as bones are strong. This is likely to be soft tissue injury (ligaments, tendons and tiny muscles around sprained and strained). Following measures are helpful;

1) Ice compresses.

2) Local analgesic spray

3) Advil

4) Buddy bandage. This would be available at pharmacy or health store where you can brace the toe with the adjacet one for around 7-10 days.

5) Keep the foot elevated as much as possible.

6) Avoid prolonged walking or standing.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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