Katrina Bradford Wins Golf Match despite Broken Toe

toenail-fungusWomen’s golfer, Katrina Bradford, suffered a broken toe yet still participated in the team golf event with teammates Fiona Cummins and Helen Stewart. Despite the broken toe, Bradford’s team still won by the smallest margin. With the Walker Cup and Solheim Cup coming, this win was exactly what the team was waiting for. Although Bradford did not let her broken toe hold the team back, Fiona was the real star of the event, making moves that made the competition very easy for her team members.

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns contact Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact our office located in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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