How can you tell if you broke a toe or two?

I  was walking into our family room and hit my foot on the corner of the couch and heard a big crack.  The two toes next to the big one are in lots of pain and being pregnant I can only take tylenol.  I can move them but it is painful and they are swelling.  Putting ice on it only makes them throb more.  Wow I feel like a little kid  complaining.  I am going to try to put a pillow under it and try to sleep.  Any advise is welcomed.
Take care and God bless,

  • Dr Nick Riviera

    Go to your local A&E and get your foot x-rayed.

  • If your foot looks like this:

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    …then you probably broke them.

  • ow ow ow ow Ow Ow OW OW OW!

    There really isn’t much that can be done with broken toes (I’ve had several over the years).

    Splint with medical tape & popsicle sticks (make sure to tape LIGHTLY, it is very easy to cut off circulation). Elevate & ice. Tylenol should help a bit.

    Hope you feel better soon. Give Ray a hug for me.


  • If your toes are flopping around then they are broken, otherwise just very bruised. As a Tae Kwon Do Instructor and practicioner have done this and seen this a lot. Just put ice on your toes and they’ll get better soon.