just curious and i'm sure it would be rather obvious but..... how do you know the difference between a broken or fractured toe?
i had two incidents three days apart - youngest son dropped a dresser drawer on my foot(dont ask) and it hurt like a sunnamabitch...... then last night in a fit of complete stupidity i stepped over a babygate, put all my weight on the wrong foot, so when i brought my other leg over i lost my balance and stumbled around like a complete buffoon. tripped over the garbage can, knocked it over and then tripped over the contents of it... by the time my dance was over i landed with the already injured toe buckled under my foot.... once again hurting like a sunnamabitch. after few deep breaths i hopped out of the kitchen...
so i'm curious just for the sake of curiosity ..
i've never broken a bone in my life(only came close with a few horse riding accidents). i've always heard that docs wont bother with a broken toe. they'll make ya walk on crutches or give you a special boot.. something like that.
today my poor abused big toe is ..well.. swollen and bruised. but i can walk on it. its just a constant dull ache all the way from the knuckle and to the first joint. and it pops when i wiggle my toes.
i would imagine if it was broken or fractured i'd be in quite a bit of pain and would not be walking around like normal. i dont know. i've never met anyone who has broken a toe either lol