Anyone who has ever broken a toe knows how much pain and inconvenience such a “little” injury can cause. But how do you know it’s broken and not just bruised and sore from stubbing it hard? If it’s indeed broken, will surgery be needed? Will a cast be necessary? In the majority of cases referred to me, most don’t require any treatment beyond rest, ice, compression, and elevation (R.I.C.E.). Notice I said “most cases.” Treatment for a toe fracture depends on the location of the injury and type of fracture.
Achilles pain is no joke. In fact, Greek mythology refers to the downfall of the fierce and dominant warrior Achilles, brought down by an arrow that struck his heel. Ring a bell? If you have Achilles tendon pain, you need to contact your doctor as soon as you can. Not only can it take a long time to heal, there’s a chance you’ll need some type of intervention to move things along anyway.