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Teallaura
09-22-2015, 02:46 PM
The middle toes on my left foot have been numb for several weeks. That's improving but now I notice some minor pain and soreness in the middle toe. I am wondering if it is broken. How would I know?

Catholicity
09-22-2015, 02:59 PM
not without an x-ray, although I had a toe I knew was broken, but just cause I'd broken enough bones to know. you don't want to go there.

Teallaura
09-22-2015, 03:05 PM
Hmmm, I doubt it is worth the trip. If I don't regain the flexibility in the ankle soon I may go back and mention it then.

:shrug:

rogue06
09-22-2015, 03:07 PM
Speaking from experience there usually isn't a whole lot you can do about a broken toe.

mossrose
09-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Yeah. I've broken 2 of them over my life. There is horrible bruising, at least in my experience, and both of mine were done by walking into (1) an open door and (2) my iPad that was charging on the floor of my bedroom overnight.

Didn't even go to the doctor for either of them.

Unless you bashed it on something, I don't know how easily it would be to break one.......

Teallaura
09-22-2015, 03:36 PM
:shrug: I dunno. It was never bruised that I saw - just numb for more than six weeks.

mossrose
09-22-2015, 03:41 PM
Did you whack it on anything? Can you bend it? Could you bend it while it was numb?

:nsm:

Teallaura
09-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Did you whack it on anything? Can you bend it? Could you bend it while it was numb?

:nsm:

1) Not that I recall, but stubbing a toe isn't exactly that memorable.

2) Yes, but it hurts.

3) Wasn't really trying but yes, I'm pretty sure I could.

mossrose
09-22-2015, 04:13 PM
It could be broken. But if you did it 6 weeks ago then it is likely almost healed by now. Even if you've just sprained a toe at the joint it could take ages to heal. And if you have any propensity to arthritis then an injury can trigger it in a joint and make it hurt long after it is healed from the injury.

Teallaura
09-22-2015, 06:24 PM
On closer examination, there is a bump and some minor discoloration around the toe and its nearest cousin. In shoes, it feels like there's a knot underneath the toe in question.

The pain is more like an injury than arthritis... But thanks ever much - now I have toe arthritis to look forward to...


:bawl:

Sea of red
09-22-2015, 06:27 PM
http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/66/66,1195226382,10/stock-photo-cat-on-crutches-7021516.jpg

mossrose
09-22-2015, 06:27 PM
:hug:

Teallaura
09-22-2015, 06:36 PM
-Thanks, guys. :hug:

Teallaura
09-26-2015, 08:53 PM
So, it stopped hurting much a couple days ago.

:shrug:

LostSheep
09-27-2015, 09:04 AM
So, it stopped hurting much a couple days ago.

:shrug:

God is good!

Juvenal
09-27-2015, 09:26 AM
:shrug: I dunno. It was never bruised that I saw - just numb for more than six weeks.

Laura, this sounds like a diabetic issue, you could lose those toes ... you gotta see a doctor now!

LostSheep
09-27-2015, 10:03 AM
Laura, this sounds like a diabetic issue, you could lose those toes ... you gotta see a doctor now!

Teal, lao's right. It absolutely could be. I'm sorry I didn't think of this before.

Teallaura
09-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Calm down, Fellas. It runs in my family so I do know what to look for and numbness in extremities isn't usually an early sign. My numbness had an obvious cause so it is not likely to be diabetes.

But next chance I get I'll have my sugar checked, okay?

:hug:

Juvenal
09-27-2015, 10:23 AM
Calm down, Fellas. It runs in my family so I do know what to look for and numbness in extremities isn't usually an early sign. My numbness had an obvious cause so it is not likely to be diabetes.

But next chance I get I'll have my sugar checked, okay?

:hug:

I WASN'T getting EXCITED.

:blush:

Sparko
09-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Are you getting good blood circulation in the toes?

Teallaura
09-27-2015, 10:25 AM
Of course not, non-existent people never get excited...


:ahem:

Teallaura
09-28-2015, 12:26 PM
Are you getting good blood circulation in the toes?
The newer shoes aren't squeezing the heck out of my feet so yes. Sorry, didn't see this until today.