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I'm pretty sure I broke my toe. Third toe from big toe. It happened a few hours ago and my family are all away with the car and I also live quite far from an A&E. (Plus it is such a busy time for A&E staff on a Saturday night) Am I correct in thinking that the health professionals would pretty much just leave the toe, no strapping or anything? It hurts but I've taken two paracetamol and codeine so they ought to kick in shortly. Can you advise anything else I can do? It has turned black and blue but not hanging off or anything, just a bit mashed looking.
Unfortunately, they'll not do much for a broken toe. To be honest, you might find yourself hard pressed to get an x-ray to confirm its broken. The only broken toes I've ever diagnosed have been were there is another injury in the same foot and the broken toe has shown up on X-ray. Keep up with the pain killers, and try ice if it's very swollen.