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can anything be done for a broken big toe

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A lot depends...: On where the break is at. If it is not into a joint, there should be some degree of worry about displacement as well. Rest, ice, compression, elevati ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Depending: On how sever the break. It may require a boot or cast.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience Wound care
Fractured toe: A broken toe or a fractured toe is the same thing. After your foot exam you get an x-ray to confirm the break. If the break is in place it can be stra ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Imobilize: You need to be evaluated. If it is a non-displaced fracture you may need to splint the toe and use a fracture shoe.
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Tape it: Tape the toe to hold it stable and buddy tape it to the next toe. Try to wear a stiff shoe that does not bend easily. If the pain persists after a f ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See a Podiatrist: Broken big toe is usually more complicated than other toes. If break is out of alignment, will need to be realigned. May need splint, cast and/or cast ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A lot depends...: On where the break is at. If it is not into a joint, there should be some degree of worry about displacement as well. Rest, ice, compression, elevati ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone takes: 6-8 weeks to heal on average. Can be a little shorter or a little longer. Smoking and low vitamin d levels will possibly slow healing.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Usually 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6 weeks +: It takes 6 weeks for the bone to heal usually. However, swelling and some pain may last 3-6 months. It should be gradually getting better during that ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Use crutches: Is an option, heel walk another option.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone in general: Takes 6-8 weeks to heal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: You need to see a podiatrist for exam, x-ray and treatment.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Toes are usually splinted rather than having a cast applied.

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