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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: And you shall know.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Have it xrayed: And then you will know.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
See doc, get X-ray: What you know is that your injured your pinky toe, but until you get an xray, you don't know if your broke the toe or any other part of the foot. Thi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone can take: 6-8 weeks to heal doesn't mean it will hurt you that long. You may have reinjured it with knocking it again...Or possibly not. Ice it and elevate it. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a han ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on 1) which metacarpal and 2) the degree of displacement involving the angulation, rotation and shortening. You must be evaluated by an orthop ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the break: Healing fractures need to be immobilzed. That means the joint above to the joint below. Sometimes the cast is extended to stop muscle activity as well ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other s ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on the location and severity of the fracture, and initial treatment.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
More info needed: Are you asking if you broke your 5th metatarsal bone? You will need to see a specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) who will order an x-ray (usually ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I am sorry but: There isn't enough info here to even take a guess. However, the way to determine if there is a fracture is with an x-ray (plus a medical history ; phy ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Painful? Injury?: Tender? Most often an injury preceeds a fracture. Don't know your history. If injured - will require an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
28 years experience Podiatry
Get an x-ray.: See a doctor and go for an x-ray. Depending on how long ago it happened and exactly where the fracture is ( most pinky toes have 3 bones) will determ ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?: Have an x ray and see a doc please.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes, but it may depend how serious a fracture and swelling there is. People have been known to walk on ankle fractures, so just because you can walk ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Doubtful if there: Wasn't an acute injury. Have you considered seeing a pedorthist to help you find shoes that are better for the health of your feet ; toes?
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl kgabo Tabane
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Consult immediately: Not normal, please consult immediately.
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
90-95% ok: Scaphoid fractures can go to non union (not healed) best result is with a thumb spica wrist cast. Hamate fractures usually heal without a problem.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Cubital tunnel synd.: Pain from the elbow to the small finger maybe symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome this is compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow you need to have ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: With an infection you will need antibiotics. If the infection is down to bone you may need to have the infected bone removed. You may need IV antibi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Protect the nailbed: Put a bandage over the toe to keep it protected. I could be months before the toenail grows back.
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