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I think i broke my big toe, what should I do?

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I think i broke my big toe, what should I do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 8 years ago.
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Is the skin broken?
Is the toe lying at odd angle to rest of foot?
How much swelling is there?
What is your age and gender?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no the skin is not broken, yes toes is at a slight angle, bruising is between my big toe and the one beside it, some swelling. I am female,41
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 8 years ago.
You can get good relief with
1.Ice compress for 5-7 minutes at at a time every hour or two.
2.Strap your big toe with the adjoining toe using a surgical adhesive tape or strips of cloth.
3.Take Motrin
4.Keep our foot elevated to decrease swelling

You may visit an ER if possible and get an x ray to determine the injury and subsequent treatment thereof.

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