When to see your GP

Check the toe every day and call your GP if:

  • the pain gets worse or isn't relieved by ordinary painkillers your GP may be able to prescribe a stronger painkiller
  • the swelling or discolouration doesn't improve after a few days
  • you have a wound or broken skin near the injured toe, which will need cleaning to prevent infection
  • you have a condition that affects the nerves or blood circulation in your feet, such as diabetes or peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • you're still having problems, such as pain not improving or difficulty walking, after more than two to threeweeks
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018