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What to do with a Broken Toe on TV or on the Links



bare foot with broken toeToo many people think there’s nothing you can do for a broken toe. Or that you just have to live in pain until it heals. But when celebrities break their toes, we get to see how many options there are for treating this fracture. And that’s the case with golfer Lucas Glover and with Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney.


Dealing with a Broken Toe in the Golf Worldlucas-glover

Back in 2013, Glover entered the Wyndham Championship with a broken toe. Specifically, he’d fractured the middle toe on his right foot after hitting his three-month-old daughter’s crib. While his injury sidelined him from one day of play,  he still managed to participatie in the open-round tee the next day, even with his injury,

At the time, his Marc Barnhardt said, “He was dead set on playing…determined to play if he can.”


Breaking a Toe on TV (Set)

Recently, director Judd Apatow revealed that someone broke Euphoria star Sweeney’s toe by stepping on it while wearing a high heel. Even with her injury, the star kept filming, as Apatow described to Elle magazine: “Sydney wiped her tears and did the scene as if nothing was wrong. She didn’t even limp.”

Even crazier? He said, “After that perfect take, our director, Sam Levinson, decided he only needed nine more takes. Between every take, Sydney would pull me aside, her eyes welling with tears, and silently scream in my face before heading off to do it once again, but with twice as much commitment. The look of excruciating pain, combined with her bottomless pit of dedication to her craft, haunts me and inspires me to this day.”

Now, her courage may be admirable. But we don’t recommend walking, running, golfing or filming on a broken toe…at least not without seeking treatment. And here’s what that treatment might look like.

Broken Toe Treatment in Spring TX

Suffering from a broken toe can be a painful injury to deal with. But when you visit our team of podiatrists at Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, P.A., we can assess your injury with our in-house x-ray, then provide you with the best treatment options for your 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). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe with ease.
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  •  tingling or numbness in the toe
  • injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Spring, TX and Tomball, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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