Dear Dr Vivian,Please help!
I first broke my pinky toe by ramming in into the door jam.
That was 7 years ago.
Since then I have broke it again by landing on it wrong after a jump, hitting it on the the table leg,doing aerobics, sitting on a stool barefooted with the pad of my foot resting on the foot rail, and 3 weeks ago when my daughter stepped backwards into my path and my toe caught her heal.
I heard the pop this time.
My foot still burns! Especially when I am taping it or removing the tape.
Also, when these instances happen, my pinky toe and the toe next to it both feel like the joint in jammed on the bottom side (pad) of my foot.
My original break 7 years ago was in the toe bone in my foot, not at the joint.
I am worried something more is going on and it is never healing correctly, since pressure will cause the “broken toe” symptoms to come back and I have to tape it back up for a few weeks.
Might I add that the aerobics and step stool have also happend in the last year, so that is 3 times in the past year!Right now, when I untape it before bed, when I walk it fells like if it weren’t for the skin on my toe, the bone would pop right out of my foot.
And it is always pain and the jammed feeling on both my pinky toe and the one next to it. Should I get this checked out????