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Stiff Shoes for Broken Toes

Broken, or fractured, toes are certainly nothing to take too lightly. As a result of breaking one’s toe, an individual can experience annoying symptoms such as pain, swelling, and discoloration of some sort. To help facilitate the healing process for broken toes, a medical professional like a podiatrist might recommend that the patient wears what is called a stiff-soled shoe. After a sufficient amount of time has passed, wearing this kind of shoe is helpful because it essentially minimizes the extent to which the toes move during physical activities, like walking. Consequently, the negative symptoms that are associated with broken toes are mitigated in the process. It is highly recommended that you contact a podiatrist if you think you have fractured your toes because this doctor can help you address any problems you might have. 

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising on the skin and toenail
  • The inability to move the toe
  • Toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • Tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Cleveland, Independence, and Kent, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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