Toe Pain; bending it upward.

Recently (a few days ago), the tip of my toe was cut-more like a slice. I stepped on the edge of my mums stained glass. No glass in foot though. It bled alot at first but its healing. But now it hurts when I bend my toe upward. I was walking funny on it for a couple of hours afterward. I just don’t want to have to worry about it. is this normal for it to hurt in this fashion?

3 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Hello Molina. Without examining you I am not certain if your pain is related to the injury or not. It may be a totally unrelated pain that you happen to notice since the injury. There is a joint that sits just proximal to the nail fold which may be where you are experiencing the pain. I would pay closer attention to which movements specifically create the pain and if it persists then I would see a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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  2. Foot-com

    Thank you Dr. Splichal. No I can definately move my big toe. No the cut wasn’t deep enough for stitches.. It’s just weird that it doesn’t hurt on the actual cut (the tip of my toe -about a half inch from the top of the nail underneath the toe) but more when i go to lift the toe upward -like flexing it upward. It hurts right at the base of my big toenail when I lift it upward. Is this normal?

    mo.lina

  3. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Any cut on the toe regardless of where it is going to be tender for a while. When you cut your foot you are cutting through small blood vessels and nerves so it is going to a sore.

    Depending on how deep the cut and exactly where it was, there is always a concern of cutting the tendons. If you can still move your toe then this is not an issue. As the cut heals, keep the area clean and dry. Do not use bandages as they trap moisture which can be a breeding ground for bacteria. If you should notice any pus or increase in redness, I recommend seeing a Podiatrist.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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