Mum accidentally kicked her big toe against the leg of a chair. Just one of those accidents when in a hurry and a furry you walked into the table or chair. 10 days later when the swell and the nagging pain did not subside, did she see the doctor. This morning An x-ray was done and mum ended up going home with bandaged on her right big toe. A hairline fracture was seen and a bandage was necessary to restrict it's movement. Take nothing for granted after the age of 70. Be aware of any nagging discomfort, aches and pains. It's the body sending SOS.