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should i go to the doctor for a broken big toe

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes!: There are many things that can be done for broken toes and in the great toe in particular x-rays should be taken to evaluate any angular deformities t ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It should be checked especially if swollen, mis-shapen or deformed.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Depends if....: Displaced or not. A simple non displace fracture is normally treated by immobilization to the next toe and a special shoe. If bad displacement then su ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
Splint : When a toe is broken it should be splinted. The best way to do this is to tape it to the toe next to it
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Few things: Conservative treatment would be a splint, possibly a digital cast. Sometimes just a surgical shoe. If it is badly broken surgery may be recommended.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Podiatrist : Full exercise in 3 months is easily achievable and realistic.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is always best to get checked the mail here may need to be removed. Not a lot to do for a fractured toe if it is fractured but you will have peace ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: The blood pooling is not a surprise but the numbness is unusual.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Ask your doc: You risk reinjuring it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Treatment: That is dependent of the actual injury. Some options may include : rest, splinting, rigid shoes. Buddy taping or surgery.
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Can help: Buddy taping can help as it will splint the broken toe to the adjacent toe. While not absolutely required when you sleep, i would probably consider d ... Read More

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