Big Toe Problem
Back in June I was playing basketball with some people I work with. I jumped up and when I came down, I landed on the very tip of my big toe on my right foot. In addition to coming down on the tip of it, when the rest of my foot came down, another playing who was also jumping, landed right on top of it. The pain was immense. I had to sit out the rest of the game. I could only walk on the outside of my foot. Once I got home and took my shoe and sock off, I thought for sure it was broken. It was badly bruised and swollen. I did not go to the dr. or the ER because I thought there was nothing they could do. So I buddy taped it to the toe beside it. For the most part the bruising went away, it is only very light now. It is still swollen 2-3 times its normal size and hurts when I put my weight on it or try to bend it.
I went to my dr. at the beginning of December & he had X-rays taken. He said the bones looked fine but there was, what he said looked like a growth that he was concerned with on the side of the long bone of my big toe; that spot doesn't even cause me any problems. Also, on the X-ray of my foot laying on its side showing my big toe on top, he saw a dark line that looks like a shadow. It was on the side of the small bone of my big toe. He said it could be a fracture that has healed. Due to the pain, weakness, and issues I am still having 6 months after the initial injury, he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. My appointment with her is next Monday, January 9.
6 months after injuring my big toe it is still swollen abnormally large. I cannot hold it straight out without pain at the second metatarsophalangeal joint. There is pain under the long bone of my big toe if pressure is applied to that area. I cannot bend it without intense pain under the long bone and at the second joint. The second joint is so painful that I am unable to apply ice or heat to it because it can't have any pressure on it; I even have to sleep on my stomach with my foot hanging of the bed so the sheet and comforter do not apply pressure to it. I am still walking by putting weight on the outside of my foot.
Just wondering if anyone has had similar problems or has any idea what could be the problem. I know my appointment is next week, but I hate not knowing or not having an idea about things. Any comments would be tremendously helpful.
Last edited by cnelson20; 01-02-2012 at 07:34 AM.