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what should my doctor do for a broken toe

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Silver
40 years experience Podiatry
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
With surgery: Only with surgery. See a podiatrist for evaluation.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Possible: If skin break gets bacteria in there from failure to keep clean and protected.
A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
It works: I know, it seems odd, but as long as the fracture doesn't involve the joint it should heal just fine.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zygmunt
39 years experience Podiatry
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.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
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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