Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

Scunthorpe United Striker Seeking Treatment for Broken Toe

brokenfootScunthorpe United Striker Tom Hopper has returned to the parent club Leicester City due to surgery on his broken toe.

The 21-year-old sustained the toe injury after putting in the last goal of their 4-1 win at Leyton Orient. The striker was supposed to be on loan to Glanford Park, but has been cancelled since news of the injury broke out. Manager Mark Robins states, “We gave him a rest and shut him down for three weeks in a hope there would be a union between the bones, but there hasn’t been. We tried him yesterday but it was still not good.”

It is best for Hopper to get the surgery and rest he needs to heal the toe so he can come back stronger and contribute as a part of the team.

A broken toe needs to be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet contact podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Our doctor 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
  • swelling
  • 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 Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and treatment for your foot and ankle needs.

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