Broken Toe from months ago is healed but won't bend
Hello to everyone in the forum,
My problem is that on March 10, 2012 I slipped running up the steps and stubbed my left big toe and broke it. It was a break that ran up into the middle joint. It took about 12 weeks to heal good enough to be able to walk on it but now it is July 10th and it still won't bend fully. That means it has been 4 months and it will only bend about 25% of the range that my other toe bends. I can walk on it fine but when I jog on it, it will be quite sore later that night and the next day. My concern is that it has been bending about this much for 2 months now and I haven't noticed any additional progress since then. I'm wondering if it is always going to be limited as to how much it will bend or will it begin to bend normally many months from now or even possibly a year from now? When I try to bend it without using my hands, just using the muscle, it starts to shake a little bit at the end of it's motion. I feel a tightening of something on top of my toe right in the joint. Anybody have any experiences with a broken big toe and a recovery process? I appreciate all the input you guys can offer because I currently don't have health insurance and I can't visit a doctor. Thanks.