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Possible broken big toe. Advice greatly appreciated!

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Jen, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Jen

    Jen Guest


    I am a 115 on woman, in the US. 3 or 4 days ago, I rammed my toe into a bookshelf, at an odd angle. It hurt really bad, but the pain went away pretty quickly. I didn't even ice it at the time. I had completely forgotton about it. But, Yesterday when I was walking I had a sharp, jabbing pain in my big toe. The pain was located on the toe, but almost at the joint to the foot, a little left of center. The pain really is light, and my toe and the area around it is not bruised or swollen.

    Now, when I move my toe, there is no pain, but a tingle which starts at that point and radiates diagonally to the base of my toenail to a spot in my foot between the bones of the big toe and the ones next to it. I notice it more when I twitch my toe, than wiggling or walking on it.

    And it also started radiating to back of my knee a couple times.

    I have not seen anyone for it yet, it hasn't been hurting badly or consistently enough for me to even take tylenol but now it's travelling and tingling. Does this sound like a hairline fracture? Or maybe I injured nerves?

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