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What should my doctor do for a broken toe

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Get it checked now: How do you know you broke your bone in the bone of your small toe.It seems you ignored an injury to your 5th toe which might have been fractured and w... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Silver
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends on the break: If you broke a toe initially ice, elevate, rest & take anti-inflammatory of choice. Wear a an open toe shoe or sandal that won't irritate toe. Simp... Read More
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Go get evaulated: It is best to get this evaluated as soon as you can to avoid any untoward outcomes that may result with a delayed diagnosis. See an orthopaedic foot &... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Yes: It is possible to surgically correct an old injury.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Yes: Toe fractures that have healed improperly can be fixed. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia/sedation in an outpatient facility. A pin wil... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
When fracturing a : Toe the concern would be is the fracture comminuted? Intraarticular? Displaced? Dislocated? The only way to know is via xray....,,the decision is your... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Broken : Broken toes are almost always appropriately treated without surgery, at least at first. There are certain fracture patterns or specific location where... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Possible: If skin break gets bacteria in there from failure to keep clean and protected.
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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It works: I know, it seems odd, but as long as the fracture doesn't involve the joint it should heal just fine.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Broken toe: Your doctor is wrong. There are specialists who will examine your toe and begin appropriate care. There are foot specialists who will do this well. Pl... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zygmunt
Podiatry 40 years experience
6 week old injury: The question is, is the pain getting better or worse. If pain is not improving at 6 weeks its time to see a foot specialist.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, because: it could be gout, pseudogout, infection, or, less likely, tumor. If you do not recall any injury, it is unlikely that it is a fracture.

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