When to go to hospital

Go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department if:

  • you have had a severe injury, such as your foot being crushed or a road traffic accident
  • you think your big toe is broken
  • your toes are cold and numb or tingling
  • the skin on your toe has turned blue or grey
  • the toe is severely deformed for example, the toe is bent at an angle or the bone is sticking out of the skin
  • severe pain under the nail, which may be the result of a collection of blood
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018