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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Next biggest toe: A broken toe, assuming it is not a complicated fracture and not the big toe, is usually treated by taping the affected toe to the next bigger toe. Cau ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Buddy tape: For broken toes other than the big toe, i usually recommend buddy taping to the adjacent toe. Use medical type tape and. Place the tape past the jo ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Carefully: i like using coban or coflex and to just wrap that particular toe. I do not buddy splint the toe as many recommend.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Smashing it: I'm not sure if you have another question about this?
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: Usually a broken toe is the result of a trauma; stubbing, crushing, etc.
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
HISTORY...: of trauma or injury.
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
Dr. Vadim Glukh
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Open toe shoe splint: Splinting helps not disturbing it, wear open toe shoes.
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Big toe fractures generally require more restrictions whereas simple fractures of the lesser toes can be treated with simple buddy taping to the adja ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Would depend: If dislocated or broken in joint (intraarticular) if not splinting the toe and surgical shoe is good. Ice to reduce swelling if present.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Yes...it helps: Rice protocol - rest, ice, compresson and elevate.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You haevew to know: If the toe is broken then the treatment is simple tapping the toe to next toe, wear wide sheos. Good luck.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Tape it: To the healthy one
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Robitaille
18 years experience Podiatry
R.I.C.E.: ( r ) est: if the pain is continual, rest is an important way to prevent further injury. ( i )ce: for a 20-minute cycle apply a towel- wrapped ice pac ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Bruising & swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the ca ... Read More

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