ND11.6/S90.1 Contusion of toe



Contusion of toe is caused by a blunt force trauma such as a kick, a dropped object, or a hard fall.


Contusion of toe is diagnosed by physical examination including swelling, tenderness, bruising, and deformity of the affected toe.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis for contusion of toe includes fracture, dislocation, and tendinitis.


Treatment for contusion of toe includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) to reduce swelling and pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed to help reduce inflammation and pain. The affected toe should be splinted to protect it from further injury.


The prognosis for contusion of toe is generally good. With appropriate treatment and management, the toe should heal without any long-term complications. However, if the injury is severe, the toe may be weakened and a deformity may result.

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