Bullpen member Bryan Mitchell had to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in late March for a broken toe injury, the same doctor who also treated Derek Jeter’s ankle injury. Mitchell had to wear a walking boot, after being diagnosed with a “Grade 3 turf toe on his left big toe, as well as a fractured Sesamoid bone.” Although the formal status of Mitchell’s injury was then unknown, it was predicted that he would be sidelined for months.
A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet consult with Dr. Geoffrey Epstein of ETL Podiatry. Dr. Epstein will provide quality care for your feet.
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).
Symptoms of a Broken Toe
- throbbing pain
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- the inability to move the toe
- toe appears crooked or disfigured
- tingling or numbness in the toe
Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.
Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Melville, Briarwood, and Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.