Help a bleeding/swollen/bruised toe!

My husband was working out on a bench and was changing the weights when one fell on his bare foot, smashing his toe!
It’s swollen, there’s internal bleeding in the toe, and the nail looks pale.
We’re keeping his foot elevated, putting ice whenever he can stand it, and I gave him 800mg of Ibuprofen. Is this enough?
What else can I do?
Does he need to go to a clinic, or what signs do I have to see to know that he needs medical attention?

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    Without seeing his toe I can not tell you anything for certain. There is bleeding from the injury and it is possible the bone underneath could be fractured. An x-ray would be necessary. As far as recommending any medication, I can not as I know nothing of his health. I think a visit to a podiatrist is in order.


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