How do I know if my stubbed toe is serious?

See a doctor if:

How do I know if my stubbed toe is serious?

See a doctor if:

  1. the toe is very swollen.
  2. the pain is severe and does not go away after several hours.
  3. it is difficult to walk or to put weight on the foot.
  4. the toenail falls off or the area around it is very swollen.
  5. there are signs of infection around the toenail, such as itching, redness, and pus.

Can a broken toe make you feel sick?

A fractured toe that’s left untreated can lead to infection Symptoms that suggest your toe has developed a bone infection include: Fatigue. Fever. Pain.

Why do my toes hurt when I walk after stubbing?

Stubbing the toes is an extra painful injury because the toes have extra nerve endings that send pain signals directly to the central nervous system. Also, the toes don’t have a lot of fatty tissue that can absorb trauma. A broken toe should be assessed by a foot doctor.

How do you tell if you broke your toe or stubbed it?

If it hurts the rest of the day and longer, you may have a fracture. When you stub your toe, it’s normal to expect some bruising and even some blood under the toenail. But, if the discoloration lasts for a few days, if it spreads, or if it seems like there is too much blood under the nail, you might have a broken toe.

Why does breaking a bone make you nauseous?

The trauma of breaking a large bone such as the femur or the pelvis can cause symptoms that one might not routinely associate with a fracture, such as nausea and vomiting. Their skin might become pale and clammy, and they could experience dizziness or feel faint.

Can you get a blood clot from a stubbed toe?

A subungual hematoma is a transient condition where blood and fluid collect underneath the fingernail or toenail. This is usually caused by a traumatic injury as in hitting your thumb with a hammer or stubbing a toe.

Can a broken finger cause nausea?

Broken bones are not likely to be related to conditions that cause vomiting, but they may be present at the same time in some people, particularly after trauma or injury. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you are having troubling symptoms.

How do you tell if toe is stubbed or broken?

Should you go to ER for broken toe?

A broken toe can be painful, but you do not usually need to go to hospital. There are things you can do to treat it at home.

How do I know if my toe is broken or just sprained?

While sprained toes usually still can be moved and flexed (albeit with pain), broken toes usually won’t move at all (or at least not very much). Broken toes are also more likely to cause numbness or tingling, more likely to cause bleeding, and more likely to cause “unusual” symptoms like disorientation or faintness.

Is a stubbed toe serious?

Most stubbed toe injuries are not serious. After the pain subsides, we often go about our day as usual. However, there are times when a stubbed toe needs to be treated.

Why does it hurt when I stub my toe?

Stubbed toes can hurt a lot, even when the injury is not serious. This is because there are many nerves in the toe, including two nerves on either side. There is little fat to cushion the toes, which can intensify the pain and increase the risk of injuries such as bone bruises and fractures.

How do you walk on a stubbed toe?

Even mundane, day-to-day activities can be painful when you’re walking on a stubbed toe. To reduce further pain and swelling, try to shift some of your weight to your heel as you walk and stand. This can be a difficult balance to strike, as putting all of your weight on your heel can make walking awkward and cause soreness over time.

What happens when a large piece of furniture hits your toe?

So when that large piece of furniture collides with a fast-moving child’s toe—with little tissue and lots of nerve endings—the result is going to be OUCH! A “wait and see” approach to a stubbed toe is appropriate in most cases. Stubbed toe injuries often resolve without treatment.