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do you get crutches for a broken toe

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crut ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crut ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Usually not: However, there may be circumstances where it's a good idea. Such as an intraarticular or comminuted fracture.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain, swelling, and/or deformity.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes (splint), and +: splinting and possibly more http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1239721-treatment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltR-K-XPU8M
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most hand fractures are immobilzed in a splint, cast or brace.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on fx: Some ulna fractures do not require a cast. Others may actually require surgery. A lot depends on the location of your ulna fracture; is it close to th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends: on the severity. If severe pain, swelling and difficulty walking,see Specialist who will properly diagnose and treat.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Baez
Dr. Paul Baez answered
20 years experience Radiology
Depends: The type of cast depends on which bone or bones are fractures. An x-ray will best evaluate the fracture and your doctor will determine what type of ca ... Read More
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lupo
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Med supply or orthot: Short pneumatic walking boot works well. Go to an medical supply store or orthotic and prosthetic company. Just call first to make sure they have i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
21 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends: What is the definition of "minor" in theis case, and where in the elbow is the fracture. Fracture care depends on a lot of factors... You may need a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Though a surgical shoe is likely adequate.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprain foot: Yes if you are limping a lot then use crutches until the pain improves.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you have : Continued pain it would be appropriate. You can try icing first...
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: depends where located,how large,how much pain, if you can safely weight bear on it. sometimes you need a cast, sometimes a Cam walker walking boot tha ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
20 years experience Podiatry
About 6 weeks: Of course that all depends on injury type severity and your health.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Don't try: If you have an injury that is serious enough for a cast, you need to have i evaluated. Some injuries need more than casting. Some injuries can lead o ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This type of fracture will need to be treated with a cast.
A 53-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

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