Check Out What Others Have to Say About Working With Our Carolina Podiatrists
Your feet are your support. They deserve the best treatment possible, which means you need to work with a podiatrist in the Carolinas that you can trust. Hear what others have experienced by working with Carolina Podiatry Group, a division of South Carolina Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons Group.
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Is your toe broken or sprained? Carolina Podiatry Group shares tips for telling the difference between these similar conditions that share many symptoms.
Toe injuries are common, but it’s not always obvious whether the problem is a sprain or a fracture. Both conditions can result in pain, swelling, stiffness, bruising, and discoloration, and sometimes a sprain can “mask” a more serious break underneath, leaving you to wonder, “Is my toe broken or sprained?” Here are some signs to help you tell the difference: While sprained toes usually still can be moved and flexed (albeit with pain), broken toes usually won’t move at all (or at least not very much). Broken toes are also more likely to cause numbness or tingling, more likely to cause bleeding, and more likely to cause “unusual” symptoms like disorientation or faintness. Symptoms don’t usually improve as quickly, either, so if swelling and pain remains intense after more than 48 hours, a break is likely. Of course, if the toe is misaligned or deformed, that’s an obvious sign that you’re dealing with something much worse than a sprain. When a toe injury occurs, don’t mess around. Dial Carolina Podiatry Group at 803-285-1411 or toll-free at 888-569-9559 to set up an appointment. We’ll set you up with an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored for your unique circumstances. Photo Credit: kipcurry via freeimages.com