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    Can you break a bone with minimal swelling and bruising?

    I had a rough night last night. First I walked out the back door and slipped in some mud, right on my butt. That was laughable. I didn't get hurt just wet and muddy. I was going to get wood for our woodstove. So, I get up, wipe off, and go get wood. I get in the house and and drop a peice of the wood on my foot, right below the big toe. It is bruised and slightly swollen but it hurts like heck. Throbbing pain at times and hard to walk. So, my question is, can you break a bone and not have much swelling and bruising? It is bruised, just not real bad.
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    sure can.... i broke a toe and it really wouldnt have been that bad from the look of it EXCEPT that it really really really hurt. id go see the doc just to be sure....


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    Oh, sounds so painful!! I'm so sorry! I broke my big toe falling down a few steps of our stairs back in Feb. My toe literally folded up under my foot. Yuck, I know! lol I had bruising and some swelling, but I did put ice on it. Did you do the RICE thing? Let's see, Rest Ice Compression and Elevation. Hey, I remembered them!! lol I think they're all right, at least. lol I hope you feel better soon!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessBride View Post
    Oh, sounds so painful!! I'm so sorry! I broke my big toe falling down a few steps of our stairs back in Feb. My toe literally folded up under my foot. Yuck, I know! lol I had bruising and some swelling, but I did put ice on it. Did you do the RICE thing? Let's see, Rest Ice Compression and Elevation. Hey, I remembered them!! lol I think they're all right, at least. lol I hope you feel better soon!!
    I did the rice thing. LOL The ice hurt like crazy, but I did it. I have an appointment with my dr this afternoon. I just feel so foolish going in, but it really hurts. I dropped it right at the bottom of my big toe, not on the toe itself, but the part of the foot right there before the toe. LOL Does that make sense? So I can't even bend my big toe very well. UGH!!
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    Yes you can. I few years ago I broke my arm in three places. There was not a huge amount of swelling and no bruising at all! Good luck.
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    Absolutely, definitely get it checked out. My mom fractured her wrist a couple of months ago and it took us three days to convince her to see a doctor for it. She figured because she could still move it and there was not much bruising that it wasn't broken. Turns out it was broken, she's still out of work waiting for it to heal.
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    I've broken bones in my foot twice, and didn't have swelling either time - but they hurt *really* bad. My first thought when I read your post title was, yep, you sure can if the bone is in your foot!

    I hope you feel better soon

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    Best to get it checked.

    That said, a bone bruise can be more painful than a break. I've had more bone bruises than breaks (I have broken several toes) & the bruises hurt far worse--esp. in the location you describe.
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    Broke my wrist and dislocated several bones in my hand when I was 10 and until the next day there was very little swelling and never any bruising. In fact none of the times I broke bones was there any bruising.
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    Forgot to mention: my boss dropped a whole pallet of frozen turkeys on his foot a few weeks ago. Just bruising & a little swelling. He dropped it on the top of his foot in almost the same place you describe.. of course, right where the steel-toe ended & his bare foot began. No breaks. He limped for 2 weeks, though.
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