Whether you bump it on the corner of the coffee table or while getting up in the night, a stubbed toe can have you grabbing your foot in pain. For the most part, the pain will subside over time and there isn’t much damage done. However, there are some symptoms to watch for when diagnosing a possible fracture.
If you have stubbed your toe, we would encourage you to contact Dr. Harvey Danciger if your pain persists more than a few hours, or your toe is painful to stand on, has discoloration that continues for a few days, swelling that is not going down, bleeding, or an abnormal appearance. It is quite possible that you can continue walking on a fractured toe, which could further compromise your injury. Please contact our Palm Desert, CA office at (760) 568-0108 if you have any concerns about an injured toe to ensure you receive timely treatment.