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About how long does it take for a broken big toe to heal

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6 weeks +: It takes 6 weeks for the bone to heal usually. However, swelling and some pain may last 3-6 months. It should be gradually getting better during that ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Varies: Depending on the type and severity of the fracture and how it was treated it may take 6-8 weeks.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Usually 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone in general: Takes 6-8 weeks to heal.
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
About 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes.
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Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
5-6 weeks: But you should be in a surgical shoe with a rocker-bottom sole to avoid excessive stress while it's healing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
About 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone takes: 6-8 weeks to heal on average. Can be a little shorter or a little longer. Smoking and low vitamin d levels will possibly slow healing.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience Podiatry
4-6 weeks: If you keep the fracture site from moving too much when you are standing and walking the fracture should be non painful in 2 to 4 weeks. The bone wil ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
6 weeks: If immobilized properly.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Fracture: By now the bruising should be gone. See the treating physician because something isn't yet right
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Right Away...: Provided it is splinted and you are in a surgical shoe with a rocker bottom for 4 - 6 weeks first.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
6 weeks: For bone to heal if properly immobilized. Soft tissue swelling will most likely take a lot longer to completely resolve.
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