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broken toe vs bruised toe

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Often next day.: Sometimes shortly after injury - but it is not uncommon for bruising & swelling to be more apparent the next day.
Dr. Todd Schafer
33 years experience Podiatry
Third day.: The cellular response to any injury in the body usually happens in the second or third day after the injury or event.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It could be: There could be damage to cartilage, soft tissue, tendons, ligaments, nerves - the only real way to know is evaluation to include x-ray, history and ph ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Have it xrayed: Broken toe can be painful, i hope you hade xrays and it showed the break.It is treated by spliniting it to the next toe and heals pretty fast if the b ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
No time table: Everyone is different but in my practice the brusing 2-3 weeks but swelling can be a lot longer but elevate, ice and compression will help.
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Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
A few weeks: It depends on how extensive the injury was. Bruising can last around 3 weeks for most people, and swelling a bit longer. If your swelling is more ex ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
OK Buddy tape: Generally, 2nd, 3rd, 4th toe fractures are treated conservatively (no surgery). Fractures that are displaced and/or dislocated need to be seen for xra ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, get it checked: Most of the time the treatment for a broken toe is a hard soled shoe so that there is minimal bending of the toe. However, you need to be seen to make ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Get it checked now: How do you know you broke your bone in the bone of your small toe.It seems you ignored an injury to your 5th toe which might have been fractured and w ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leanne Cantamessa
Specializes in General Practice
Fractured toes: If the smaller toes are fractured but not severely displaced, then one can just splint them, but a big toe needs to be seen to especially if there is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Toes: The way to treat these two toes is to mobilize them with tape over the two toes as splinting is of no value important thing with diabetics is to make ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Did u bang your : Whole foot? Are you walking differently due to the toe fracture that could of caused shoe rubbing or something of the sort? How was the fifth toe trea ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: If your toe looks deformed, if color is blue or gray, if the skin in broken with an underlying fracture, if the toe is angled in the wrong direction, ... Read More

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