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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Tough Break.: Well if you don't want to have an x-ray, the seriousness of the apparent fracture can only be guessed. You certainly can reduce the fracture deformity ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
It may not be...: Just the toe, but the whole metatarsal (or ray) complex. Yes, there is a procedure to lengthen this. Talk to a qualified podiatrist to discuss risks ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes.: You may need to have the fourth metatarsal lengthened.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Is is aligned?: The appearance may be due to swelling or due to malalignment through the fracture. If the toe is malaligned through the fracture site time will likel ... Read More
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Dr. Seymour Beiser
63 years experience Podiatry
2 to 4 weeks: Usual healing for a toe fracture can be 8 to 10 weeks..There is no guarantee that the toe willl be perfectly straight.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
At 6 weeks: If it is not looking straight as it was before the injury there is a good chance it won't straighten. Bone typically heals in 6-8 weeks, so i would im ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Yes: A hammer toe repair is actually a toe shortening procedure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dana Dober
Specializes in Podiatry
Consult a Podiatrist: See a podiatrist and have x-rays to see if the toe is broken and to discuss treatment options for the brachymetatarsia.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
26 years experience Podiatry
Hyperpigmented: Or darker skin is normal under a corn. As long as the hard skin and pain are not present, it's fine.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Toe: This happened almost 8 months ago. If you have no symptoms then do nothing. If you have symptoms - depending on what they are I would suggest an X-Ray ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
31 years experience Podiatry
Neuroma: The "nerve" type pain you describe is likely an inter-metatarsal neuroma, or swelling of the nerve. Have your local foot specialist evaluate if the sy ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
34 years experience Podiatry
Nerve pressure: I would like to know if the numbness is on one side of the toe or the other. It is over the top or tip of your toe? More than likely it is pressure ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
My be fungus: If these are small water blisters they may be a sign of fungus. If they persist see a doctor.

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