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A 37-year-old member asked:

how can you heal a broken toe?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Robitaille
Podiatry 18 years experience
R.I.C.E.: ( r ) est: if the pain is continual, rest is an important way to prevent further injury. ( i )ce: for a 20-minute cycle apply a towel- wrapped ice pack to the sprain (20 minute on and 20 minutes off). ( c )ompression: to help restrict the swelling wrap an elastic bandage tightly around the injury. ( e )levation: elevate the ankle to even with your heart. This aids fluid away from the injury.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Splint the toes together to decrease motion. You just need to wait should take 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Imobilize the toe with tape.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: If your toe looks deformed, if color is blue or gray, if the skin in broken with an underlying fracture, if the toe is angled in the wrong direction, if you have lost sensation in your toe - please see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. An open fracture could require medication, some fractures may need to be reduced & compound fractures may require surgery. Elevate the toe. You can use nsaid's.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Open toe shoe splint: Splinting helps not disturbing it, wear open toe shoes.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you help heal a broken toe?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Treatment: Most toe fractures do not require treatment. You can tape the toe to an adjacent toe, and rarely a special boot or shoe may be required. Avoid impact activity on the foot until it is healed.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you make a broken toe heal?

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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 35 years experience
Time: One needs to make sure that the tendons attached are working, and that there is not much deformity. The toe is stabilized by buddy taping to adjacent toe. A broken toe heals pretty much on its own, but we need to make sure that the toe is well aligned so that it heals without deformity and that the.
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 19 years experience
A broken toe needs to be xrayed to make sure it is aligned properly. If it is significantly out of alignment, it could possibly require surgical correction.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I heal my broken toe quickly?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
There is no quick: Bones take time to heal and there really is no way to speed up a fractured toe.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What do you do with a broken toe to heal it quickly?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depends: What direction it broke, if any nail is hanging, if there is infection or blood under the nail. More info is needed.
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How much time for broken toe to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
About 6 weeks: But you should wear a surgical shoe.

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