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How do you help heal a broken toe

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Treatment: Most toe fractures do not require treatment. You can tape the toe to an adjacent toe, and rarely a special boot or shoe may be required. Avoid impac... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
Several things: Reduce pressure. Splint the toe and don't wear a tight shoe.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Robitaille
Podiatry 20 years experience
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
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
See below: Splint the toes together to decrease motion. You just need to wait should take 4-6 weeks.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Imobilize the toe with tape.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Splint: The toe to the next toe for 4 weeks. Tape works well.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Immobilization : And pressure relief. Often, this can be accomplished with wrapping the digit (some like to buddy splint) and wearing a surgical shoe which will elimin... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
There is no quick: Bones take time to heal and there really is no way to speed up a fractured toe.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 33 years experience
About six weeks: Depending on severity of fracture as well as which toe, pain most likely will not last that long.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
4 to 6 weeks: A non displaced fracture should heal in 4 to 6 weeks if you buddy tape the toe. Xrays will confirm healing.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Depends: What direction it broke, if any nail is hanging, if there is infection or blood under the nail. More info is needed.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Bone healing: Takes roughly 6-8 weeks. That being said, smoking delays healing so if you smoke stop. Wear a surgical shoe to prevent bending by the toe joints. Do... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Podiatrist: Should be able to diagnose, assess and properly treat broken toe. In a simple non-displaced fracture, taping to adjacent toe along with accomodative s... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 11 years experience
Buddy splint: A common bandage for a broken toe is called a buddy splint. This is essentially taping the broken toe to a toe next to it. I would recommend seeing ... Read More
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