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Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright) share a romantic 'Princess Bride' moment, while Elwes tries not to put weight on his foot. (20th Century Fox)Actor Cary Elwes—best known as the farm boy who becomes Dread Pirate Robert’s protégé then dies and gets revitalized a few times in Princess Bride—will release a memoir about the movie’s production in October.  The book is titled “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.”

In a recent discussion about the memoir on a panel at BookCon, Elwes revealed that six weeks into filming he broke his toe.  He said he was afraid that he’d lose the role if he asked for a delay, and instead suffered quietly on set.  He also admitted that many of his postures were based primarily on removing pressure from the swollen foot

Apparently, he broke the toe while driving Andre the Giant’s ATV by somehow wedging his foot under the pedal.

While the sheer willpower required to fence through crippling foot pain is impressive, ignoring and exerting a broken toe is ill advised.  If you are suffering from a broken bone in the foot or ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to any of your podiatric needs.

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
·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.

It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated 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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May 20, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

Bette Midler suffered a nasty toe injury during her stay in Texas!Singers have long been losing hearts in specific states—Tony Benet lost his in San Francisco, Kevin Fowler’s is in Oklahoma, and the Stone siblings both seem to have displaced theirs along the Californian coast.  Earlier this week, Bette Midler propagated a somewhat altered version of this trend when she left a toenail in Texas.  Instead of singing about it, she tweeted: "My New York toes don't love Texas cowboy boots….Looks like my green thumb has made its way down south!"

Midler journeyed south with an ingrown toenail to speak at a Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas event.  The speech went well, but before the trip was over a bad pedicure and uncomfortable shoes forced her to seek surgical removal of the nail, which had become extremely painful.

An ingrown toenail can cause extreme discomfort and should be examined by a professional.  If you have been suffering from an ingrown toenail, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Confortiwill tend to all of your podiatric concerns.

Ingrown Toenails Causes

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.


There are a number of steps you can take to treat ingrown nails:

-Let your toenails grow out
-Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
-Placing a piece of cotton under the affected nail may allow the toe to grow up instead of into the nail bed
-Rest with your feet up

If however, your pain is severe, or you see red streaks running up your leg, you should see a podiatrist. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure. A local anesthetic may be used to lessen the discomfort of the operation.  Topical medication may also be prescribed.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office located in Paramus, NJ. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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