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A 37-year-old member asked:

stubbed or broken toe? how to tell difference.

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get an X-ray: An xray will determine if the toe is normal, broken or dislocated.
Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry 29 years experience
X-ray.: The only way to be sure is to get an x-ray.
Dr. Joe Griffin
Dr. Joe Griffin commented
Podiatry 16 years experience
I agree. The old test that if you can move the injured toe/finger is false; one can usually move the toe if fracture does not involve the joint .
Nov 4, 2012

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Why are my babies feet flat?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
It's normal: Baby feet are chubby and flat. The arch does not really develop until about 3 years of age.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can a doc fix a broken toe after 5yrs of it being broken?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Yes: It is possible to surgically correct an old injury.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Are high-arches of the feet advantageous in any way?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Not really: But i did hear once ( not confirmed) that many elite tennis players have high arched feet. So you can try your luck at tennis.
Naples, FL
A 18-year-old male asked:

How do you treat turf toe?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Rest, immobilization: Rest, splinting/taping toe. Ice, heat, antiinflammatory medications.
KY
A 59-year-old female asked:

How long does it generally take an arthritic foot to fuse? Its been five years so far that's its been trying to fuse.

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Maybe never: A arthritic joint will tend to have less range of motion and more stiffness but will not necessarily fuse. Surgery is normally required to fuse a joint. There are are other treatments for arthritis in the foot depending on the location, symptoms and function. See a podiatrist for evaulation and discussion of treatment options.

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