I have broken mine. More towards the end of the toe, but I broke a couple of others too.
I was unloading a suitcase of my daughters off the back end of a pickup truck. I thought I had my foot out of the way ( it was dark) but I didn't. Soooo..... there goes about 100 pounds....yes..100. ( we call her big bertha ) down on my toe.
God that hurt. I thought I was going to pass out from the pain.
My tennis shoe was filled full of blood. Bad looking.
I went to the er room and they took xrays and nothing else. Except painkillers.
I told them to drill a hole through my nail. They looked shocked. I insisted.
But they used a tool like a woodburning tool tip. Stunk terrible! A drill is so much better...trust me.
My doctor later told me that my idea was a real good one.
You CAN do that with a drill. My dad did when I was younger. It lets off the pressure you have built up in it, plus it lets the blood out some. If you are desperate because of tue pain, you wont mind.. it is better.
Anyhow... it is now over one year and a week.
I have been wearing sandals because of the nail that is trying ( still) to grow.
It still has not grown totally back.
But if you walk on it alot and I did... it takes much longer for it to heal.
I had no choice but to run do things. I had no help.
Take care of that toe! And yes, epsom salts help.