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what should i do if my phalanx of great toe is broken ?

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Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Conservative: We usually buddy tape to next toe or two and wear good shoes if it is well aligned.
Answered on Aug 29, 2012
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Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
X-rays: To determine if it is truly broken and if there is any displacement. After that.
Answered on Jul 30, 2012
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Imobilize: I suggest you seek treatment.Depending on how bad the fracture is it may require a surgical shoe or boot. It may need surgical intervention.
Answered on Aug 3, 2012

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