Bruised toe

Bruising on the toe is a discolouring caused by bleeding in the joint which may take hours or even a day or so to emerge. It is usually accompanied by swelling and pain. Bruising in the toes is likely from joint injury involving ligament damage, soft tissue or a fracture to any of the small bones of the toes (phalanges bones).

It can also be caused due to direct trauma to the area. Due to occasional tracking the bruising can go further up the foot and does not always stay at just the toe or toes. If trauma and the forces are great enough, maybe several toes are injured and therefore a full examination of all the area is necessary. Possible injuries are listed below:
  • Black Toenail

    Black Toenail

    A black toenail or Subungual Hematoma is a common problem resulting from direct trauma and impact to the toe or overuse.

  • Broken Toe

    Broken Toe

    Broken toes can be painful and usually occur as a result of severe impact or trauma to one of the phalanges bones which make up the toes although a stress fracture can occur gradually over time.

  • Dislocated Toe

    Dislocated Toe

    Dislocated toes usually occur from a direct trauma to the toe causing a severe sprain to the toe ligament with phalanges bones in the toe being displaced.

  • Toe Injuries & Toe Pain

    Toe injuries include ingrown toenail, black toenail, fractured or broken toe, dislocated toe, hallux rigidus and hammer toe.