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Do i get a cast for a broken toe

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It will depend on what toes your broke and where on the foot. The xray will determine that. If the toes need to be immobilized during the healing pr ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
No: Usually buddy tapering is used where the toe is taped to the toe next to it unless the fracture is displaced. You will likely be placed in a surgical ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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It works: I know, it seems odd, but as long as the fracture doesn't involve the joint it should heal just fine.
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Time: For a fracture to heal well, you have to keep the two ends of the bone from moving against each other. As long as this is accomplished, you can have m ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: The toe should be splinted in such a way to avoid excessive motion. As long as the bones are in alignment and good position they should heal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Generally, no: It depends on what type of "toe" fracture it is. Most phalanx fractures (the little bones in the toes) can be treated in a walking boot or a comfortab ... Read More
Dr. Selene Parekh
21 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Break toe: Usually not. However, if you break the big toe in a location that it is part of a "turf toe" injury, you may need a cast.
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Usually no: The treatment of toe fractures is generally with buddy splinting the toe to its neighbor and possibly surgery if there is any concern for joint involv ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yea: During the time you are in the cast you will experience muscle atrophy and weakness of the leg muscles as well as stiffness of the ankle and knee join ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Not usually: Normally taping or splinting toe to adjacent toe and a "surgical shoe" is all that is needed.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
31 years experience Podiatry
Broken big toe: Assuming the toe fracture does not need surgery due to a displaced fracture, a boot, crutches or surgical shoe should be adequate. Likely a walking b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Pay for it: Like anything else in this world, most things one needs to purchase. I would make sure you need one first. Often times fractures of individual bones o ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Rosenthal
43 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Where is fracture, how extensive, need to see what going on, seek out a podiatrist or orthopedist.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daryoush Zafar
23 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Remember this acronym rice. Rest, ice, compression and elevation. I don't know if you have seen doctor but if the fracture is displaced (out of place) ... Read More
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Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
20 years experience Sports Medicine
If : If the doctor is giving you choices, then it may be possible to heal without surgery. It completely depends on the x-rays. Casting was done much more ... Read More

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