A broken pinky toe, though seemingly inconsequential, can result from a variety of unsuspecting factors. Accidental trauma, a common instigator, occurs when the toe collides with a hard surface or is subjected to sudden impact, often during missteps or collisions. Stubbing the toe, a seemingly minor occurrence, can also lead to fractures due to the vulnerability of the small bones in the pinky toe. Inadequate footwear, such as flip flops, provides little protection and leaves the toe vulnerable to injuries. Certain sports activities, where rapid direction changes or forceful impacts are common, increase the risk of pinky toe fractures. Additionally, underlying conditions such as osteoporosis, which weakens bones, may exacerbate the susceptibility to fractures. If you have endured a broken pinky toe, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can offer the treatment options that are correct for you.
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 Leonard Talarico, DPM from Georgia. 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
- Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
- 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 Pooler, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.