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How to Cure a Swollen Toe & Numbness in Toes

By Edited Jul 22, 2016 0 0

Cure a Swollen Toe, Numbness in Toes and Broken Toes.

Common Toe Issues

Swollen Toes

An inflamed toe is a natural body defence mechanism that triggers a buildup of fluids under the skin resulting in toe swelling. Toe swelling may appear in one or many toes simultaneously and is usually a result of an injury such as accidentally hitting your toe against a wall, a toe cut, ingrown toenails as well as many other related issues. The swelling is often linked to the physical signs of bruising as well as itching sensations, throbbing pain, redness, warmth, and numbness in the toes.

An inflamed toe could be the result from a personal injury that can occur in sporting activities such as running or it could be an underlying condition that your doctor will need to check out . Sporting activities which include running can put a considerable amount of stress on your feet. The repetitive pounding on rigid ground may lead to inflamed toes as the toes tend to swell during exercise. Bruised and swollen toes are often eluded by wearing proper sized shoes and additionally wearing thick cushioned socks. Incorrect sized footwear can restrict the flow of blood to the feet and toes causing the swelling.

The next time your feet are swollen from running or similar physical activities, try using the classic home remedy cure of ice in a bag. Applying ice in a bag (ice pack) or a frozen vegetable pack (wrapped in a towel) directly to the toe can help reduce the swelling. You should also keep the troubled toe elevated to reduce the inflammation.

Numbness in Toes

The numbness located in your feet may be a simple result of restricted circulation of blood to the foot. It is common for your foot to 'go to sleep' if circulation has been cut-off, however the numbness could be a more significant issue with your entire body and may need to be checked out by your doctor. Most likely the numbness is a result from a lack of blood flow to the toe that may be a result of insufficient movement or it could be from wearing the wrong sized shoes. When you find yourself feeling a numbness in your toes, try modifying your entire body position and the numbness may possibly go away as the blood starts to flow again.

A typical cause of numbness in the toes is from wearing incorrect sized footwear, especially when performing fitness activities when our toes tend to swell. When choosing appropriate footwear speak with a reputable retailer that can potentially suggest the most effective footwear for the leisure interest of your choosing. Bad posture can also lead to numbness in the foot. When you are walking, try using a heel to toe movement that provides access for the toes to flatten out with each and every step.

Broken Toe

A broken toe can easily be a painful experience which is usually caused by a trauma to the foot such as dropping a heavy object on your toe or perhaps a sports related injury that can occur in martial arts training.

Well known symptoms of a broken toe include throbbing pain, swollen toes, skin flushing, disfigured toes and bruising. It has been suggested by many doctors that you should immediately use ice to reduce the inflammation as well as elevate the feet. This will ensure you greatly reduce the pain and heal faster.

Taking over the counter medications can help with relief and discomfort however your doctor will be able to prescribe the recommend medication should this be required. There are many home remedies available to cure a broken toe which include using a toe splint. Despite the fact that a damaged toe could possibly be taken care of in your own home it is advised to seek evaluation from your doctor as soon as possible incase there is an underlying condition.


Precaution is the key to escaping future painful toe problems. Simple things such as wearing protective footwear in the workplace and wearing the correct sized shoes can help to avoid swelling.

Most toe problems can be cured with home remedies however it is best to get medical attention from a doctor if the pain is getting worse. Play it safe and do your toes a favour by getting your toe checked out by your doctor or health professional. 



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