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I stubbed and broke my baby toe two months ago. 3 weeks afterwards I had waves of severe throbbing. They finally slowed and decreased in intensity by week 6. It has now started up again and even more painful. The throbbing is in the tip of the toe under the nail and it shoots down the toe into the foot. If I stand for too long it gets worse. If I get off my feet and put that foot up I get a tingling sensation. Now we are at almost two months and I'm in so much pain. I've broken toes before and going to the doctor has always resulted in them taping it and saying to "wait it or" so I've been doing that. I'm starting to think that the throbbing is because the injury is under the nail and the nail will fall off but I don't know. Help please and thanks!

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replied June 23rd, 2017
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

You need to get an orthopedic surgeon to examine the toe and the foot in general. X rays can be advised to rule out a possible fracture involving the little toe. If there is no fracture then NSAIDs can be advised for the associated pain for a duration of 10 days.

Wishing you best of health


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