Our expert says:
Dear Cat Lady
It is possible that you damaged the ligaments of the big toe joint, this would not have shown up on x-ray. If ligaments are damaged it can take a long time to heal as they have a poor blood supply. I suggest you rest the foot, use an ice pack on it, take anti-iflammatories. There is nothing much more you can do; you've had an x-ray and there is no bone damage so you just have to rest it and wait for it to get better.
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