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Toe fracture

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x-ray should be able to tell if you have a fracture.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: We take x-rays to determine if there are any fractures.
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Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
TESTS: It starts w/ a good H+P; getting some information. Then, x-rays.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Generally, a toe fracture (phalanx fracture) will heal in 6 weeks. This can vary, though. For instance, smokers and diabetics are prone to healing mor ... Read More
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Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
1-2 months: Healing depends on alignment, persons ability to heal and how well you take care of it. You can have residual soreness for several months. Wear a good ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Depends...: Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke. Bone ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
31 years experience Podiatry
Toe fracture: Swelling, ecchymosis, deformity, pain with rom, etc.
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Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Pain and swelling: Usually pain and swelling along with bruising is present. Sometimes deformity, misalignment, is present. Have it evaluated if pain is not improving, d ... Read More
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Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
PAIN/SWELLING: Pain, swelling, and bruising are common. Malposition of the toe may also be observed. Dr. Latva
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Break: A fracture is a traumatic loss in continuity of the cortex of a bone; it is described as a toe fracture when it involves the digits of the lower extre ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If the fracture is not displaced it will heal. Stabilizing the digit by taping it to the neighboring one helps.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Shoe fitting problem: It could heal in a bad position. This could lead to a fused toe in a bad position leading to shoe wear problems.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: The great two has a proximal and a distal phalanx. 1mm is not an adequate description of the injury. What exactly did your doctor tell you about the f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: It just takes time and proper treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You may have : Banged your foot so all the toes suffered a contusion but only one broke...The one with greatest impact....
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anhkiet Tran
14 years experience Urgent Care
Toe fracture: Bone fractures might take 4-6 weeks to heal. However, if treatment is not adequate, healing can be delayed or it might heal incorrectly causing chroni ... Read More

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