painful broken "ring" toe 4th metatarsal
I broke the toe next to my pinkie toe (fourth metatarsal I believe), or at least I think I broke it. This happened a week ago; I was walking to my bathroom and my right foot apparently swung a little too wide, went under my lazy boy, then horrible pain and me crying on the floor. I did not go to the doctor as I do not have insurance as a nursing student (ironic isn't it?). Then follwoed bruising that covered about 1/3-1/2 of my foot and a big purplish-grey toe. I have been trying to keep it up here and there and ice it, but I work and have a 5 year old so good luck keeping off my feet. It is still hurting and I have to walk on my heel. I am wondering if a trip to the doc's office is warranted. No matter how expensive and how much I can't afford it, I don't want to have long term-pain. to top it off, I start my last round of clinicals 12-hour night shifts in the Birth Center in 1.5 weeks. Any advice on my best course of action? PLEASE HELP!!!
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