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how do you find out if you have a broken toe after stubbing it?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get an X-ray: The only definitive way of checking is by getting an x-ray. Although, with a stress fracture, it may not show up initially, but signs and symptoms such as swelling and bruising would also be seen in fractures.

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How to tape a broken toe?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Next biggest toe: A broken toe, assuming it is not a complicated fracture and not the big toe, is usually treated by taping the affected toe to the next bigger toe. Caution should be used to not tape the toes too tightly together. Best to consult with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Broke my big toe! how long should it take to heal?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Type of fracture ?: The healing time will depend on the type of fracture in your big toe. Is it non displaced or displaced. (in other words is the bone still connecting at the area of the break or is it totally disconnected and the pieces far apart).
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I stay in shape with a broken toe?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Swim: And concentrate on upper body excercises.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can you confirm a suspected broken toe?

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Dr. Melissa Robitaille
Podiatry 18 years experience
Go See a Podiatrist: A podiatrist should be able to do a quick x-ray to determine whether the toe is broken or not.
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.

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