This week, MMA fighter Uriah Hall defeated opponent Thiago Santos at UFC 175, but not without a price. Hall suffered a broken toe during the middle of the opening round. Due to being injured during the fight, Hall’s performance suffered during the fight itself.
Hall was clearly contending with a lot of pain for most of the fight, even having to briefly consult with a UFC physician during the third round. But in the end he ignored the discomfort and defeated Santos. A later medical examination eventually revealed that one of the bones in the second toe of his right foot was horrifically dislocated.
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). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.
Symptoms of a Broken Toe
- throbbing pain
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- the inability to move the toe with ease.
- toe appears crooked or disfigured
- tingling or numbness in the toe
- injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.
Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe.
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