I'm Slow Due to a Blow to my Toe. Doh!
April 11, 2012 8:44 PM Subscribe
Toe injury advice requested from people who are not my doctor.
posted by Garm to Health & Fitness (20 answers total)
I was involved in a car accident this afternoon, and I injured my toe. It didn't hurt at all til an hour or two later. But now it hurts quite badly. It's moderately swollen (lower-half and just behind the tow, maybe an inch) and it has a small bruise on top. I'm keeping it iced and elevated (both at the same time is hard, so I alternate). It really hurts to walk on it, so I'm trying not to do that. No other part of my foot hurts, other toes, ankle, anything. Though walking is moderately agonizing. I can move the toe, though it hurts.
Do you think it's tweaked, sprained, broken? Am I taken proper care of it so far? What should I do tomorrow? Go to a clinic? Urgent care? Hospital? I have no health insurance, and now limited mobility, so I want to go to the right place first. Or preferably not at all if this will heal on it's own. ::Fingers Crossed::
You are not my doctor. Advice is appreciated anyway and will be taken with a grain of salt (and a painkiller). Thank you.