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I think I broke my foot, discription below can someone help?

I was moving wood when I accidentally dropped a piece of wood on my foot and it hurt for a little but I knew it was gonna heal and it wasn't a big deal. But just today I was walking over a baby gate but that same foot hit really hard on the baby gate and I fell over and so did the gate, I was on the ground greiving in pain. I sat up and looked at my foot and immediately there was a purple bruise right where I dropped the wood and right where I hit my foot. And immediately my foot started swelling, but the weird part was when I was walking a little on it (to see if it hurt) it didn't hurt at all I could just feel that my foot was swollen. (the bruise went away a little so now there was a red mark) so I put my foot on some pillows and put a ice pack on it and the swelling went down a little- I started to see if it hurt when I walked on it and it did just a little bit. so I sat back down and put more ice on it, then after awile I got up and my whole leg was soar and my foot didn't hurt when I walked on it. now I'm laying back down and I moved my metatarsal ( I think I broke my big toe metatarsal) and it hurts to move it torwards me (the direction it's supposed to go) and you can see that it's bruised undernieth just a little ( I stopped putting Ice on it ) and so I was wondering, because Ive never broken any bone before, if it possibly could be broken. I can't go to the doctor right now because my parents are working, but my mom knows. broken? fractured?

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I think you may have broken your foot because of the many symptoms you have just experienced. The general and safe step for helping the broken foot to heal at home is using the R.I.C.E. formula while reducing the compression aspect. You should rest, ice the foot, minimal compressing and elevate it. You should also look for a way to consult a doctor to avoid further damage.

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Thank you!!!!!
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Excellent answer!
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Follow the R.I.C.E. Formula from the answer above mine-it's excellent advice. If your metatarsal is indeed broken the only thing a doctor can do is give you some pain medicine The best thing the doctor told me was to have a container of cool water & a container of warm water. Start with your toe in the cool water for 5 minutes then switch to the warm water. Do this 3-4 times always starting & ending in the cool water. You can do it every 2 hours if it works for you. It really helped with the pain. Once the swelling goes down you can anchor your big metatarsal to the toe beside it with a bandaid. Some people say it helps & some people hate it. Do what feels comfortable to you. It's hard to believe the pain a broken toe can cause. If it doesn't start to feel better in a few days a visit to the doctor may be in order. I hope you feel better soon.

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Thank you, but it doesn't hurt very much at all it's very soar though and worried that it actually might be broken in a different spot
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