Actress Kate Winslet has broken her toe while filming for the upcoming movie, Triple 9, but persevered and wore high heels for her character’s role. The accident occurred when a heavy chair fell onto the knuckle of Winslet’s big toe as an extra knocked it over. Winslet spoke about her accident, which occurred when she was acting in a scene with co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor.
A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet, see one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related needs.
What to Know About a Broken Toe
Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).
Symptoms of a Broken Toe
- throbbing pain
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- the inability to move the toe
- toe appears crooked or disfigured
- tingling or numbness in the to
Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.
Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.