29 year old fighter Luke Rockhold picked up the win against middleweight Tim Boetsch. However, Rockhold’s victory wasn’t without a price. Rockhold informed the UFC 172 post night press conference that he suffered a broken toe, presumably during the fight itself.
Rockhold showcased his x-rayed injury on Instagram, revealing that it was the middle toe in his right foot that was fractured. According to the UFC rankings Rockhold is number 5 in the world rankings, making a title bout a tremendous possibility in the near future.
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
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- inability to move the toe with ease.
- crooked or disfigured appearance
- tingling or numbness in the toe
- fever or chills throughout their body
- open, bleeding wound present on the toe.
It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Alleviate swelling by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape.
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