A 48-year-old member asked:
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how can i treat a broken big toe?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Imobilize: You need to be evaluated. If it is a non-displaced fracture you may need to splint the toe and use a fracture shoe.
Answered on Aug 11, 2012
Dr. Randy Lisch
38 years experience Podiatry
Tape it: Tape the toe to hold it stable and buddy tape it to the next toe. Try to wear a stiff shoe that does not bend easily. If the pain persists after a few days, see your podiatrist.
Answered on Aug 11, 2012
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
See a Podiatrist: Broken big toe is usually more complicated than other toes. If break is out of alignment, will need to be realigned. May need splint, cast and/or cast shoe. How do you know it is broken.? See a podiatrist.
Answered on Aug 11, 2012

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