Toe Fracture Puts Footballer’s Game on Hold

Matias Laba Broken ToeYoung footballer Matias Laba sustained a fracture to his big toe during a 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew. The 21 year old midfielder tweeted a photo of his foot in an immobilizer, captioning “fractured the big toe, out for a month.”

Suffering from a broken toe can be painful. It is beneficial to be in the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel can assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your 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). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
· tingling or numbness in the toe
· injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours during the first two days after the fracture. toe beside it, then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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