It’s the middle of the night. You wearily get out bed to go to the bathroom. You slide your feet across the floor and then…WHAM!…OUCH!…you’ve stubbed your toe. Most times this is just a temporary pain and you forget about it in the morning. But if you arise in the morning and find swollen and painful toes, you will likely have a condition so common that it has it’s own name: a Bedpost Fracture.
With a toe injury, it is often difficult to distinguish whether the toe is broken or bruised. Don’t take chances. Walking around on a broken bone can lead to prolonged pain and even permanent damage. Apply ice to the toe and elevate it until you can see a podiatrist. Most times, the injury can be treated with simple splinting until the fracture heals. A nightlight might also help!
For more information on toe or foot fractures, download our free Special Report “Oh, My Aching Feet!”