You should always get it checked out, just to make sure it is not a fracture.  If you contact Prairie Path Foot and Ankle, our doctors can usually examine you within 48 hours if it is trauma.  It is important to have your toe examined complete with x-rays in the office, so that you can have an accurate diagnosis and a good treatment plan in order to heal quickly and without complications. And if your toe is not broken or fractured, then you can at least have peace of mind that you had it checked out!