....of my toe is broken :)
My toe smashing incident was a week ago Sunday. About Thursday I realized my foot started getting worse rather than better. The bruising was almost gone but that is normal for. I rarely bruise and when I do it is usually gone if a jiffy. Despite my toe color returning to normal it was on fire and the burning has moved up into the ball of my foot. I started to wonder if maybe I should see a doctor. If they said it was broken then I might consider taking it easy to avoid any long term damage. Yesterday I went back to work and right off the back it was my most painful day yet. We ended up being overstaffed and I jumped at the chance to head over and get my foot checked out. Sure enough the tip of my toe is broken and I have soft tissue swelling. It is a comminuted and displaced fracture. This means the part that broke off is in more than one piece (comminuted) and doesn't line up (displaced).
I had grand plans of riding today and enjoyed the sun. I decided that I will be sitting with my feet up today and tomorrow. I work Thursday/Friday and am on my feet for 12 hours. If I had a desk job or even just worked eight hours I wouldn't be as worried about it. Heck, I rode everyday last week, gardened, walked at the waterfront. I can be tough if I need to. However, I run my ass off for 12 hours so until my foot heals, if I am not working, I will be sitting around doing nothing. I have to work or the ponies don't get to eat.
|The arrows point to the part that is broken and displaced. The lines you can barely see are additional breaks. The other toes are blurry because they were taped out of the way.|
|This one isn't as close up but you can see where the tip is fractured.|