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Health Tip: Can You Tell if a Toe Is Broken?

You may still be able to walk on it

(HealthDay News) -- If your toe is broken, you may not be able to tell unless you know the warning signs. You may still be able to walk on a broken toe.

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons mentions these symptoms:

  • Hearing a sound when the toe breaks, or feeling pain at the time of the injury. The pain may go away after a few hours.
  • Having a toe that appears abnormally formed.
  • Having swelling or bruising of the toe.
  • Having pain that subsides during rest and returns during activity.
  • Having pain when you touch the toe.

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