Q. Is it fine to have no toe movement after foot injury while playing?

Answered by
Jay Indravadan Patel
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 01, 2019

Hello doctor,

Injured foot in football four days back, badly bruised, very little pain but now have no movement in the fourth toe.



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Sorry to hear about the injury. The first thing you should do now is to take an X-ray for a safety case. Ignoring cannot be beneficial. Usually, the fracture is uncommon but still have to take an X-ray to rule out any fracture possibility. Also, for now, do icing and stabilize the part. In case if it is fracture you may find some discoloration of the skin in that area and need immediate attention. Always use the RICE protocol in injuries which can avoid major damage to soft tissue. Please take up an X-ray and if X-ray reveals no fracture then we can guide for home care therapy for the same. Please get back after taking up an X-ray.

The Probable causes:

Sports injury.

Investigations to be done:


Differential diagnosis:


Probable diagnosis:

Ligament sprain.

Treatment plan:


Preventive measures:

Immobilize the part.

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