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treatment for broken pinky toe

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
See doc, get X-ray: What you know is that your injured your pinky toe, but until you get an xray, you don't know if your broke the toe or any other part of the foot. Thi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: And you shall know.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Have it xrayed: And then you will know.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone can take: 6-8 weeks to heal doesn't mean it will hurt you that long. You may have reinjured it with knocking it again...Or possibly not. Ice it and elevate it. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ulnar gutter cast: It matters where the break is, but usually an ulnar gutter cast that crosses the wrist and includes the small and ring finger will stabilize a small f ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Injury?: Was there an injury? How much nail was lost? Condition of other nails? Much will be determined by the answers to these questions. It may take months t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depending on which toe and severity it amy need a simple taping or splint or it may require a cast or cam walker.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Likely: Depending on the location and whether a joint is affected can alter treatment plans. In a non-displaced, non-articular (not involving a joint) we ofte ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There are variety of finger splints for all deformity, this a valid treatment beside the other treatment methods.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Nerve damage: The nerve leading to that part of the body is the peripheral branch of the medial cutaneous nerve. Just where the nerve was damaged I do not know but ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
1 month/: depending on the severity of the fracture and your age, it would be 4-6 weeks
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Monaco
41 years experience Podiatry
Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Occupational Therapy: You should see an occupational therapist for an evaluation and exercise/therapy plan. They can help evaluate your injury and created a treatment plan ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Protect the nailbed: Put a bandage over the toe to keep it protected. I could be months before the toenail grows back.
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not usually: Wear an open toed shoe so no pressure is on it. Splint the toe to the toe next to it.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: See a podiatrist and have it evaluated and managed to avoid possible complications.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical intervention: An evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience Podiatry
x-ray and taping: Get an x-ray to make sure that it is the fractured and then tape the fractured toe the next longer toe for splinting.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps: First of all I would recommend an x-ray to see if anything is broken. If no break, brace might be useful for the sprain. Buddy taping is useful for fi ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
No Bones About It: Them metatarsals is way down there where all that body weight ends up.That can hurt and walking on them unprotected could delay healing.Fractures defi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the break: Healing fractures need to be immobilzed. That means the joint above to the joint below. Sometimes the cast is extended to stop muscle activity as well ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Thumb spica: Check with your orthopedic surgeon. They may want to protect the perilunate ligaments if they are concerned with some for of carpal instability patter ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: 4th toes don't get bunions. 4th toes are commonly numb as the result of a neuroma. Possibly you meant hammered. Toes usually become flexed at the join ... Read More

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