Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

While you may initially consult your family physician, he or she may refer you to a doctor who specializes in orthopedic surgery.

What you can do

You may want to write a list that includes:

  • Detailed descriptions of your symptoms
  • A concise explanation of how the injury occurred
  • Information about other medical problems you've had
  • All the medications and dietary supplements you take
  • Questions you want to ask the doctor

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • How did this injury occur?
  • Were you barefoot at the time?
  • Exactly where does it hurt?
  • Is more than one toe involved?
  • Do any particular foot motions make your injury feel better or worse?
Sept. 06, 2014