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Ive kicked a football with my bare foot. I got an instant

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I've kicked a football with my bare foot.
I got an instant pain in my foot around my big toe.
The foot got swollen the next day and I had a massive bruise.
The swelling is gone so is the bruising. However my foot is still in pain especially when I walk or bend my toe.
The accident happened exactly last week on Saturday.
Is there a chance I broke my bone????
It is very painful but I can bare it. What does it mean? Should I give it another few days or go to my doctor?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for this question

Actually, yes in all likelihood you broke the toe.

You should have xrays done as soon as you can to confirm this.

The doctor can show you how to tape your toes together so the fracture will heal properly

He will also provide a walking boot to ensure proper healing

My next stop would be at A and E or the GP to get this looked at ASAP

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, just reply. :)
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