Fighter Suffers Fractured Toe During UFC Bout

Mixed martial arts fighterUriah Hall was able to defeat opponent Thiago Santos at UFC 175 in quite a painful bout. During the fight, the middleweight sustained a broken toe, hampering Hallís performance as the fight continued on.

For the majority of the battle, Hall had to fight through a great deal of pain in addition to his opponent. The pain grew to the point where Hall consulted with a UFC physician during the third round. Fortunately, Hall was able to ignore his discomfort and secured the win against Santos via unanimous decision. A post-fight medical examination revealed that a bone in the second toe of Hallís right foot was dislocated.

Broken toes are painful. If you injured your toe, speak to one of our podiatrists at Essex Union Podiatry can help. Our podiatrists can treat your foot and ankle injuries.

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
  • Swelling
  • 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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all of your foot ankle injuries.

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