Heralded to be one of the top strawweight women’s fighters in the world, Jessica Aguilar was set to have her debut match against Claudia Gadelha for number one contender. Nearly a month from her fight, however, Aguilar suffered an injury during training. “I had a broken toe and my foot was fractured, my right foot … It happened during sparring of my fight camp and from then I only had three sparring sessions and drilled and trained as best as I could the last month of camp.” Ultimately Gadelha beat her in a lopsided decision, with Aguilar now reproaching her own choice to stay in the fight knowing she was injured. “It was a decision I chose to make, and it wasn’t the right decision. I won’t make that decision ever again.”
A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will treat your foot and ankle needs.
What to Know About a Broken Toe
Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).
Symptoms of a Broken Toe
- throbbing pain
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- the inability to move the toe
- toe appears crooked or disfigured
- tingling or numbness in the toe
Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.
Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.