Broken Toe or Glass in foot?
I was getting out of my seat to stand up and upon standing up I felt a very sudden pain in my left toe at the right side and towards the underneath near the joint. I did not think that I stood awkwardly on it at all and the pain almost felt like something sharp had punctured my toe like a piece of glass. I took off my shoe but could not see any obvious thing that could have punctured it. It was very painful for about 1 hour but then the pain subsided after about 1 hour although it felt strange to walk on all night and started to go a bit red. I am a waiter so I was doing a lot of walking about. This happened just under 2 days ago and has not been actually that painful since but this morning I have woken up and the side of my toe is very bruised - purple and black all the way from the ball of my toe up to near the bottom of the nail.
I know that there is not much that I can do if it is broken but I am more concerned that it may be something like a piece of glass and if so, could it get into my blood stream and could it be harmful. It is strange though because I cannot see any wound. Please advise. thank-you
Your toe injury sounds very unusual but, the bruising is a sign that some type of injury has occurred. This may have been a foreign body such as glass or it may be something more serious. Physical examination is needed to accurately diagnose such a problem. Have your podiatrist check your toe to find the cause of your problem.
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