Christian Petracca, midfielder for the Melbourne Demons, suffered a broken toe injury during his Christmas break. Petracca will be on recovery for about a month, and afterwards will be getting back into shape. As a first-year AFL Rising Star, there are high expectations for Petracca. Petracca plans to continue strength training throughout his injury recovery. He injured his ACL last pre-season and was unable to play a game.
A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet visit Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor can treat your pain as well as any other foot or ankle condition.
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
- 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 questions, please contact our office in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.