Symptoms of a broken toe

A broken toe will usually be:

  • extremely painful and tender
  • swollen
  • red or bruised
  • difficult to walk on

If the break is severe, the toe may stick out at an angleor the bone may poke through the skin.

It can be difficult to tell if a toe is broken or just badly hurt. Don't worry if you're not sure, as the treatment is usually the same for both.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018