Hello. So 2-3 months ago, I fell doing turns in dance class and my toe got swollen and bruised. 2 days after the incident, I went to the nearest hospital and they told me it was fine, to just rest it. I couldn't fully rest it cause of school. The pain hasn't gotten any better but it's no longer swollen and bruised. The sides of the toe hurts a lot and I can't even turn it from side to side. I also can't fully bend it cause it feels stuck in a way and it hurts. It also hurts when I walk.
Making a diagnosis with limited information and no direct examination is always challenging. Were X-rays taken at the hospital? Sometimes a small or "hairline" fracture may not be apparent on initial X-rays. Sometimes evidence of the healing fracture is more apparent on X-rays a couple of weeks after the injury. An MRI may also be needed if the pain does not resolve with treatment since injuries to cartilage, tendons, and ligaments are not seen on X-rays. A turf toe injury is a possibility as well. I would advise seeing a podiatrist in your area for further care.