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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience in Podiatry
X-rays and taping: Get an x-ray first. If it is fracturedp fractured toe for next longer one for support and split.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience in Podiatry
Fractured toe: If the fracture is a displaced fracture, then the toe is anesthetized and reduced (meaning the bone segments are re-aligned). This may be done with or ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tapping: When treating a fracture toe it is important to see a specialist such as a podiatrist to treat this problem. A fracture toe can be simply treated by ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
You can't: Time heals all wounds. About six weeks give or take two weeks in either direction. If your a smoker i'd stop.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
4-6 weeks: If no deformity approx. 4-6 weeks.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
23 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Buddy splint: First of all, you should visit a podiatrist for an x-ray to ensure it is in good position. If it is, buddy splint the broken toe by taping it to the t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience in Podiatry
6 wks: Just as any other fracture, the main phases of bone healing occur in 6 wks. People tend to take toe fractures for granted, but they heal just like a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience in Podiatry
Pain, swelling,: Bruising are all signs of a fractured toe. An xray at your doctors office will confirm the diagnosis.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Varies: In most cases it takes 6 weeks for a bone to heal. If there is any type of illness or if there is continued toe motion it may take longer.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. E. James Bodmer
43 years experience in Podiatry
Usually 6 weeks: Depending on the severity of the fracture, the usual time is 6 weeks.

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