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11 Symptoms of a Broken Toe

Bruising

Along with the swelling around a broken toe, the damage will be visible through bruising and discoloration. A bruised toe will appear as a dark pink or purple and is a sign that the injury was far more than just skin deep. Bruising occurs as a result of the tiny blood vessels in the toe being torn with small amounts of blood seeping out. Although many injuries to the toe can cause bruising, a broken toe will have bruising occur around the entire toe showing a severe discoloring and along with the other symptoms is a sign that the bone may be broken or fractured.

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