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Broken pinky toe recovery time

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
This depends: On how much of the nail was broken, if there is an infection or any swelling etc. Usually with antibiotic and bandaid, assuming the broken part was ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
30 years experience
Pain, swelling: And bruising after some type of "whacking" to the toe. If it hurts to press on it and to bend it also, it probably is broken. As long as it is only i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
About 2 weeks: It depends on how big a break it is. If it is out of place may need surgery. If it is simple break, usually tolerable after 2 weeks, fully healed by ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
6-8 weeks is : A good time frame. Assuming there is no displacement., and following a protocol of not propulsing off the toes. A simple surgical shoe is effective in... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
If it turns purple and stays that way along with loosing all sensation it may be "dead". That is unlikely. If you have concerns see your doc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Yes: Especially if the toe looks out of place compared to how it looked before the injury. You also want to make sure it sets and heals in proper alignmen... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Not usually: Wear an open toed shoe so no pressure is on it. Splint the toe to the toe next to it.
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