I am in the third week now of having a painful, swollen left pinkie toe after stubbing it on June 3. While I usually shy away from seeing doctors, the pain was so bad that I was sure it was broken so I went to an urgent care center two weeks ago. They X-rayed it and said it was not broken. They buddy taped it to the one next to it.
Here I am three weeks after stubbing it, trying to run on it because who rests for over three weeks for a hurting toe? I got some advice today from a doctor friend of mine to rest it until it is not painful to move. I don't think I am going to totally rest it, but I will continue to buddy tape it and hope the swelling will go down soon.
Look at these pictures of my feet if you dare!!
|left pinkie toe swollen|
|comparison to the right foot---|
and an ugly big black toenail's new toenail growing in (see the deep ridge in it?)
|swelling evident from this angle|
And there you have it. I have ugly feet!